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Author Topic: SHACK PHOTOS  (Read 5728 times)
VE3FMC
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« on: December 30, 2011, 05:33:18 PM »

I know there has been a couple of threads about showing off your shack. Well both were quite old so I thought I would start a new one.  Grin

I recently revamped my operating desk a little so I thought I would show it off.

Built a low shelf to sit on the desk top to raise the FT-950 and Icom 7000 off the desk for easier operating. Plus now I have room under the shelf for my Bushwhacker paddles and some paper.

I also added some 12 VDC LED strip lighting underneath the shelf above the radios. As you can see in the photos on my website those lights are bright!

I can now operate without an AC powered lights being on in the shack. The LED's run off the same supply the FT-950 does.

Energy savings, so I don't use as much hydro when rag chewing on 40 meters with the AL-80A turned on!

You can see the shack photos here.
http://www3.bell.net/rickpp/webdoc9.html
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W8NIC
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 03:01:40 AM »

if you go to QRZ and type in my call, w8nic, you'll see my humble station....
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K8AC
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 07:55:46 AM »

Please tell me more about the LED strips you used.  Were these commercial units made for under-shelf or cabinet mounting?  Or, since you mention they are 12 VDC, maybe they were made for a different purpose. 

73, K8AC
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VE3FMC
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 01:15:31 PM »

Please tell me more about the LED strips you used.  Were these commercial units made for under-shelf or cabinet mounting?  Or, since you mention they are 12 VDC, maybe they were made for a different purpose. 

73, K8AC

Floyd those lights are 12 vdc LED strip lights. Mine had a sticky back on them so I simply peeled off the backing and stuck them on the underside of the shelf. Then I mounted a 1 inch strip of laminate flooring on the edge of the shelf to help direct the lighting downward.

I bought mine from an Ebay dealer located in Hong Kong for $16 shipped. Comes with a power lead and you can cut them to the length you need. Then you can add more power leads to the remaining length for use some where else.

This is where I bought mine
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/ledview/m.html?item=220895328666&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AL%3AOC%3ACA%3A1123&_trksid=p4340.l2562

Hope that answers your questions.

Happy New Year
73, Rick VE3FMC
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K8AC
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 01:45:12 PM »

Thanks for the link.  I see there are tons of similar strings for sale on the US version of eBay.   Will have to try one.

73, Floyd
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VE3FMC
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 05:12:12 AM »

That link was from the US Version and if you notice the same lights from US dealers are a lot more money.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 11:18:01 AM »

If you go to qrz and punch in my call, you'll see my shack. The "full setup" is down at the bottom.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 03:36:37 PM »

If you go to qrz and punch in my call, you'll see my shack. The "full setup" is down at the bottom.

Jim you could use some of those LED strip lights on your big desk.
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 11:01:19 AM »

If you go to qrz and punch in my call, you'll see my shack. The "full setup" is down at the bottom.

Jim you could use some of those LED strip lights on your big desk.

I've been thinking of adding some lighting under the raised shelving..
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KK4GER
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 03:43:36 PM »

I added a couple of pictures of my station to my ham antenna photo album on photobucket.  I have recently gotten back to radio, so I don't have much radio gear (yet), but having been in electronics for many years, I have a fair assortment of test equipment.  The radio gear is coming, slowly but surely.

http://photobucket.com/Antenna-Pictures

Gerry, KK4GER

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 12:02:44 PM »

I have a new "MOBILE SHACK" check it out here
http://www3.bell.net/rickpp/MY%20NEW%20TOY.htm    

It may not hold a lot of radios but it is FAST!  Grin

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KK4GER
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 02:55:30 PM »

I have a new "MOBILE SHACK" check it out here
http://www3.bell.net/rickpp/MY%20NEW%20TOY.htm    

It may not hold a lot of radios but it is FAST!  Grin




Do you think that the radio waves will be able to keep up with you in that?  Smiley
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VE3FMC
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 05:47:12 AM »

I have a new "MOBILE SHACK" check it out here
http://www3.bell.net/rickpp/MY%20NEW%20TOY.htm    

It may not hold a lot of radios but it is FAST!  Grin




Do you think that the radio waves will be able to keep up with you in that?  Smiley

Maybe not Gerald, 0-60 in 5.4 seconds  Grin But I am just going to drive it nice and slow back and forth to the golf course!

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