New Shack Finally Finished

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TailGator911

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New Shack in Ohio took a long time to complete, but it is now basically finished. As you can see, I share space with my music studio (I am also a professional bassist) in a small spare bedroom. There is a nook in the room to accommodate a bed, which I used for a radio station. I built the desk with 2X12s and stout fence post legs, the L-shaped desk supported also by 2x4 furring strips drilled into the studs. Very sturdy and strong. I used the plans I found online for a tool bench and it worked well. The equipment listed in my signature is what is there at the moment. I hope to add another 2m/hf transceiver which is smaller and more of a field day portable setup. I have an older military foldup dipole which works great for a situation like that.

Here is the shack, before and after, and the outside antennas and the feed system I used. Gray feed thru wall box was under $20 and a great suggestion by another ham. All feed lines went in thru there, where I placed a sleeve coupler on the inside wall so it looks nice and professional. No nails or screws, will use Liquid Nails to attach it to the house. Fill any gaps with steel wool. Not finished with that because I have yet to put up the Cushcraft AR270 antenna you see pictured outside by the feedbox. Then I will seal it all up.

For the space I have, it works for me. Thanks for looking!

73s!

JD
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Computer glitch here, hope this doesn't post twice -

15plus1 - I ordered the masts from my local Ace Hardware store online for store pickup ($11 apiece) and the wall mounting brackets from B&H Photo. Bottom mast is sunk 18" into the ground for added support

FedFyrGuy - It actually is only set up for one frequency - 154.400 - which is my local conventional simulcast fire/rescue callout...nice to see it lit up and stopping on the signal with the other scanners
 
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