I think I finally got my computerized shack and desk completed. I had a friend of mine who does carpentry build me a shelf/riser to place on my desk to hold the monitors used on my radio PC. The riser is high enough for Icom desktop radios with an accessory or another radio set on top.
On the riser I placed the two new monitors and other radios not in the below-desk rack.
On top of the riser are the 2 32-inch monitors HD monitors. These are connected to an Intel NUC computer mounted on the rear of the left monitor using the VESA bracket. The right screen shows the 14 instances of ProScan running the various Uniden scanners (BCT15/15X;s and a couple 996's as well as a 536). I also have 2 instances of PRO96Com running to monitor the local P25 systems. On the left screen is running the AirNav RadarBox application.
On the riser are several scanners, including the HP1, HP2, 996P2 and the 536. At the far right is my TM-D700A dual bander and the for right is the CD-1 connected to the R8500.
Under the riser from right to left is my R8500, my venerable PRO2004, a TRX-1, PRO197 and PSR500, IC746Pro, UHF CDM-1250 (GMRS), ADSB RadarBox as well as the power supplies for these radios. I also have a small collection of handheld scanners and 2-ways. These include the TRX-1, 436, 396XT, Pro106 and others.
Under the desk is the Rack with 12 Uniden scanners, mostly BCT15/15X's as well as a 996XT. These are all handled via ProScan. Prior posts have shown the USB-Serial cables and other accoutrements needed to make all that work.
The Rack is used mostly for searching out local Mil-Air, 10 of the BCT15/15X's are set up to search small sections of the MilAir band for new activity. I usually find a couple new channels each week, but often they are never heard again, such is the nature of the beast.
For antennas I have 3 Stridsberg multicouplers (with a 4th to be put in next week) to handle the scanners.The 2-ways and the R8500 have their own antennas as does the ADSB receiver.
I live in an HOA so all my antennas are in the attic, a friend did most of the work up there as I am too old and decrepit for that kind of work these days.
The rest of the office is pretty standard stuff. The 5K iMac has 2 extra screes (a 32 and a 27) for work. When I am not working I often have the live feed at an airport, Horseshoe Curve or some other railfan hotspot going as well as the RadarBox feed going. The TV on the wall is often on the Horseshoe Curve web cam during the work day if the wife is not hanging on the office, otherwise she usually has it on the news or is watching craft vids.
I know I change my shack often but I learn a little from each variation and the next one is always easier to put together. Next I might add up to 4 more BCT15's or 996's and put together another rack. I have the hardware and that would help remove a few more radios off the desk, thus reducing clutter. I have even thought about a standing rack cabinet with smoked doors. The wife likes this idea so it has a possibility of happening.