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My shack mess.. and new bench.

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by PA770, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    My current mess is an Alinco DXSR-8T, Kenwood TM-v71a, and MFJ-941e antenna tuner.

    I have the Alinco on my gun safe and my KW on top of my old circa 1992 Pioneer stereo rack cabinet.. in my bedroom.. the 2 power supplies are down inside the rack to give the rigs some RF breathing room.. 1 is a Megawatt 35 amp and the other is a DF 10amp.. the DF feeds the KW, and the Mega feeds the Alinco..

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    Looking to move it to the work shop room on the new bench you can't currently see.
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    Gonna have to rethink my antenna setup as well everything is on the opposite side of this room.. the HF coax should be long enough to cross the hallway and get back to the endfed matchbox.. I really don't want to have to route over the roof or all the around..

    My mobile home park is like HOA so all my antennas are hidden in the rear by the trees..
     
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  2. MicroWave

    MicroWave Survivalist

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    Oh man, someone should help you out here, it looks like you wanted to move to Mars! ;)
     
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  3. N0NB

    N0NB Active Member

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    Moving sucks--no two ways about it. I still have stuff in boxes and I moved over four years ago. Motivation is low and space less so, so the stuff stays in boxes.
     
  4. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    More progress today.

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  5. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    Gaining on bench top.. :)

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  6. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Making progress, nice looking bench. I have a coat rack in my shack too, helps to keep it from sounding like I am talking in a barrel.
     
  7. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    I think I got it at Lowe's for like $50.. comes assembled just have to unfold and drop bottom shelf in..
     
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  8. MicroWave

    MicroWave Survivalist

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    It looks good too, but hopefully you'll have enough room for your legs if there's another shelf.
     
  9. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    Thanks.
    Going to find an adjustable bar stool..
     
  10. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    Latest update.. bed in for my 16yo to visit in August.. bench gaining space..

    That box on right really has to go.. then the white stackable can move over that corner..

    As it stands now I have 41" open from the stackable to the right side.. :)

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  11. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    ;)Making progress, now you can take a nap while you wait for your QSO.
     
  12. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    True. Or if on an HF 'net' waiting for my number to come up.. lol
     
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  13. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    Got 4' of bench top reclaimed..

    Ready to move rigs.. just need some coax..

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  14. MicroWave

    MicroWave Survivalist

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    Hanging cupboards with sliding doors on the left wall could help here. ;)
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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