Home shack

Status
Not open for further replies.

phillydjdan

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
1,682
This is the latest incarnation of my little shack.

eMachines Laptop running Windows 7
Dell tower computer running Windows XP (runs scanner streaming software and TwoToneDetect)
Dell Optiplex small form factor (not pictured, runs feed for an incident paging company)
Radio Shack Pro-163 analog trunking scanner (streams RR feed "Lower Bucks County Fire")
Radio Shack Pro-2096 digital trunking scanner (scans the Philly region)
Uniden BCD-996T digital trunking scanner (runs feed for an incident paging company)
Radio Shack Pro-96 digital trunking scanner (for on the road)
Wouxun KG-UV2D dual band handheld with external speaker mic
Antenna system is made up of several 1/4 wave mobile antennas mounted on a 2nd floor AC unit (1 of which runs through an inline amplifier).
 

Attachments

phillydjdan

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
1,682
Ok, so here's an update to my shack. I now have the following equipment:

eMachines Laptop running Windows 7
Custom built Home Theater PC (some specs include quad core AMD proc & 1 TB hard drive) running Windows XP (Lower Bucks Fire feed runs off of it)
Dell Optiplex small form factor (runs feed for incident paging company)

Motorola CDM-750 mobile (provides audio for the Lower Bucks Fire feed)
Motorola MCS-2000 UHF (scans UHF channels in the Philadelphia region)
Motorola MCS-2000 VHF (scans VHF channels in the Philadelphia region)
Uniden BCD996T (provides audio for incident paging company's feed)
Radio Shack Pro-2055 (actually a Pro-163 with a Pro-2055 faceplate)(scans Philadelphia region)
GRE PSR-800 (exclusively scans and records the Philadelphia Fire Dept)
Wouxun KG-UV2D (misc use)

The new antenna system consists of:
Dual band base antenna mounted on roof (connected to the MCS-2000s and CDM-750 using a mini duplexer and a splitter)
UHF base antenna mounted on the roof (connected to the BCD996T and Pro-2055, with a GRE Super Amplifier inline)
800 MHz mobile antenna mounted on a 2nd floor air conditioner (connected to the PSR-800)
 

Attachments

Fred1

Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2006
Messages
106
Location
SE DELCO PA
Shack set up

Nice, the mcs 2000 is a good radio. I use one in my work truck. We also use mts2000 ht's
 

Rob1956

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Mar 5, 2009
Messages
109
Location
Southwest Chicago Suburbs
Do you find that the OptiPlex sucks up a lot of electricity? I was using one for my feed last year, and it added about $38 a month to my electric bill. The transformer brick for that unit is literally the size of a brick! I switched to a netbook. The brick is about the size of a pack of gum.
 

phillydjdan

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
1,682
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; SCH-R720 Build/GINGERBREAD) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

Since i dont pay for my electricity (landlord does) i havent taken notice lol
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top