Shack get a makeover.

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Shack gets a makeover.

They (whomever "they" may be LOL) say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, if that is the case, Rich (N9JIG), who recently "racked his shack," should feel very flattered. I got a lot of inspiration from his pictures (as I'm sure a lot of folks did :))

I'd been wanting to redo my set-up for a while, but wasn't sure in what direction I wanted to go. Back in early 2009, my shack looked like this, and was kind of thinking about something along those line again when I saw Rich's pictures. Then I definitely knew how I wanted to do things.

I had already had the rack that's now holding the two BCT15X's (got it when I bought a 15X and a 996XT off of eBay), but needed a couple more racks for the 996XT's, the PRO-197 and the 536HP. Found those online. Trips to my local Radio Shack and Menard's got me the rest of the supplies I needed. All that was left to do was to put it all together.

Not yet quite as "clean" as I want it to be; need to redo some of the screws so they are a little more flat against the racks (that's what's "bulging" in some of the pics; they are covered by a strip of black duct tape), but overall, I think it looks pretty good.

Here's what my shack now consists of......

Here's an overall view of my scanners (well, all except one 536HP which is on my kitchen table).....




The bottom half of the rack. Top row: BCD-996XT & BCD-536HP. Middle row: BCD-996XT & PRO-197. Bottom row: BCT-15X & BCT-15X.....




The top half of the rack. Top row: BCD396XT, BC246T & BR330T. Bottom row: HP-1 & HP-1; both extreme. There in the middle is a remote mounting bracket for my Yaesu FT-7900 for when I want to work 2mtrs / 70cm while at my scanner desk.....




Next up are three more handhelds; PSR-800, BCD436HP & PSR-800.....




And finally, as far as scanners go, the obligatory "lights out" picture. Looks pretty good, dontcha think? LOL.....



And now for the Amateur Radio side of my shack.....


There on the top shelf are 2 Wouxun KG-UV8D (2mtr/70cm) handhelds, a Baofeng UV-82X (2mtr/222MHz) handheld, a Baofeng UV-3R (2mtr/70cm) mini handheld and a Kaito KA-1102 short wave receiver. In the middle I have a TYT TH-9800 Qual Band (6/10/2 mtr and 70cm) mobile, a Yaesu FT-7900 Dual Band (2mtr/70cm) mobile and a TYT TH-9000 Single Band (222MHz) mobile (all working as base radios). There on the bottom right is a Cobra 29XL CB radio.....




A close up of my lighted callsign plaque.....





(pictures of my mobile installation will be coming soon in a separate thread) :)

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I like the handheld holders, I have seen them on another thread. Did you make them or are they able to be purchased somewhere? Thanks
 

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I like the handheld holders, I have seen them on another thread. Did you make them or are they able to be purchased somewhere? Thanks
I wish I was that handy when it comes to woodworking, but I'm not. I purchased them from a gentleman on eBay. He used to advertise them here in the classified section, but I haven't seen them listed for a while. They are very nice holders, better than the metal bookends I'm (still) using.

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Very nice!

I found the black machine screws at Fry's in Downers Grove and that allowed me to replace all the silver ones on my racks.
 

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Thanks for the kind / nice words everyone, I appreciate them,



Looks great. My eyes automatically picked up the small lighthouses on the shelves to the right. :)
Yeah, in addition to collecting radios I also collect lighthouses. Big lighthouse fan. :)

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I really like the way the stacked scanners look with the lights dimmed in your shack! The ham side is impressive, too! Bravo!
 

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VERY NICE !

So which radio do you like better the uniden 436 or the gre psr 800.
 

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That's a very impressive setup. Nicely done and neat.

It must be a pleasure to work with.

Thanks for sharing with us.

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I would have to put my dog on home alert to protect all of those radios. There is some money tied up in that shack.
 

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They (whomever "they" may be LOL) say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, if that is the case, Rich (N9JIG), who recently "racked his shack," should feel very flattered. I got a lot of inspiration from his pictures (as I'm sure a lot of folks did :))

I'd been wanting to redo my set-up for a while, but wasn't sure in what direction I wanted to go. Back in early 2009, my shack looked like this, and was kind of thinking about something along those line again when I saw Rich's pictures. Then I definitely knew how I wanted to do things.

I had already had the rack that's now holding the two BCT15X's (got it when I bought a 15X and a 996XT off of eBay), but needed a couple more racks for the 996XT's, the PRO-197 and the 536HP. Found those online. Trips to my local Radio Shack and Menard's got me the rest of the supplies I needed. All that was left to do was to put it all together.

Not yet quite as "clean" as I want it to be; need to redo some of the screws so they are a little more flat against the racks (that's what's "bulging" in some of the pics; they are covered by a strip of black duct tape), but overall, I think it looks pretty good.

Here's what my shack now consists of......

Here's an overall view of my scanners (well, all except one 536HP which is on my kitchen table).....




The bottom half of the rack. Top row: BCD-996XT & BCD-536HP. Middle row: BCD-996XT & PRO-197. Bottom row: BCT-15X & BCT-15X.....




The top half of the rack. Top row: BCD396XT, BC246T & BR330T. Bottom row: HP-1 & HP-1; both extreme. There in the middle is a remote mounting bracket for my Yaesu FT-7900 for when I want to work 2mtrs / 70cm while at my scanner desk.....




Next up are three more handhelds; PSR-800, BCD436HP & PSR-800.....




And finally, as far as scanners go, the obligatory "lights out" picture. Looks pretty good, dontcha think? LOL.....



And now for the Amateur Radio side of my shack.....


There on the top shelf are 2 Wouxun KG-UV8D (2mtr/70cm) handhelds, a Baofeng UV-82X (2mtr/222MHz) handheld, a Baofeng UV-3R (2mtr/70cm) mini handheld and a Kaito KA-1102 short wave receiver. In the middle I have a TYT TH-9800 Qual Band (6/10/2 mtr and 70cm) mobile, a Yaesu FT-7900 Dual Band (2mtr/70cm) mobile and a TYT TH-9000 Single Band (222MHz) mobile (all working as base radios). There on the bottom right is a Cobra 29XL CB radio.....




A close up of my lighted callsign plaque.....





(pictures of my mobile installation will be coming soon in a separate thread) :)

:)
Very nice!. The lights out picture with the lit up displays are amazing.
 
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