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Old 08-20-2018, 7:00 PM
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I have been asked several times to make a video of my shack, I have finally done so. Please see the video at https://youtu.be/gDuJdPCy9x8

We finally finished the remodeling and painting and got everything cleaned up nice and neat. Since then I modified the cabinet a little and added a radio.

See the prior discussion at https://forums.radioreference.com/pi...completed.html

I will have that thread closed so any questions please post here. Here are a couple that I anticipate:

What about the antennas? They are all in the attic (HOA here). See the pics of the patch panel (https://forums.radioreference.com/ra...ml#post2867122)

Pictures of the antenna farm in the attic are difficult as they are all spread out around the attic, which is huge, hot (Arizona in August...) and dusty and I am no longer as limber as I once was.

Why so many radios? 10 of the scanners do nothing but search out MilAir freqs for new activity. 4 are for Pro96Com. The rest are to listen to local fire, rail and aviation as well as GMRS.

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Jealous! Thanks Rich.
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Very nice! Thanks for the in-depth tour!
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Wow, just wow. Very nice setup, Rich. Nice video presentation, very well done. Hands down, one of the best ham shacks I have ever seen before. Thanks for that!

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Nice video presentation, very well done. Hands down, one of the best ham shacks I have ever seen before.
Absolutely - I always enjoy seeing each iterarion of Rich's shack. His careful planning and execution are always evident.
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As always, thanks for sharing, Rich. Looks great, but that goes without saying!
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Top of my bucket list is to see Rich's shack in person. Nothing else would top this wish....
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That is not 27 U... way too big... maybe 44. Please advise...great video.
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That is not 27 U... way too big... maybe 44. Please advise...great video.



Good catch! It is actually 42u. I had looked at a 27u but decided to get the full sized rack.
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Great looking setup.
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Nice setup. Too many radios for my taste though. HAHA How much does your insurance set you back?!
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About 25 cents a round.
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About 25 cents a round.
Wasn't talking about the possible disgruntle Santa sliding down your chimney with an AK-47. I was referring more to fire, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes ,lightning strikes and the possible King Kong. Okay, not King Kong, but you get my drift.


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I do have the electronics rider on my homeowner's insurance. Hopefully it will never come to that!
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Awesome set-up, Rich. You obviously have the finances to do it completely right! We're all jealous and envy you! I personally love how you have everything running through software onto your computers so you can control everything from there... I would love to see in person someday...

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Do you know what the amp load is of all that? How do you separate the radios to different circuits? In the ball park I'm sure that's at least 10 amps right there. Not including anything else you may have running in that room on that same circuit.
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Very Nice. A Radio Connoisseurs Dream Room.
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The 746 is on it's own power supply, the scanners on another and the 3 two-ways on a third. That way I can just turn on the set(s) I want.


All 3 sets go to the heavy duty power strip in the cabinet, that goes to the wall.



As it is now that outlet and the one that the secondary desk uses are shared with the laundry room on the opposite side, (Not the appliances, just the 2 outlets and a ceiling light). That is why I chose that wall for the main unit. The main computer, printer and entertainment stuff are all on a different circuit, but that is also shared with the breezeway and foyer.



I was going to have a circuit added but the electrician who came out said I was fine as is.
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That's good.

I bought a UPS a couple months back and was told they consume a lot of amperage. Well, when I got it I pulled out my clamp meter and measured its draw. Wasn't much at all. But I wasn't sure what the load was on battery recharge. So I sent Cyberpower an email and asked. They said around 30 mA. Not too bad. I was concerned since I have a space heater in that room and that sucker draws about 11 amps.
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