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Author Topic: Brag 'em up SWLs!  (Read 18100 times)
HFCRUSR
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« on: September 01, 2012, 04:02:59 PM »

Well I tried twice to get a pic of my SWL shack into the gallery but I guess it don't rate there, so I thought I'd start a "shackpics" thread for SWL shacks. Comeon SWLs nothin' but receivers-let's see them!! Antenna pics too if ya got 'em Smiley here's my little ecsape shack
Icom r71a and Hallicrafters sx-88 at desk; Icom r75 at bedside
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx34/ridgerocker2001/IMG_1656.jpg
and the good old PAR EF-SWL/100' wire (very near power lines yikes!) the leg you see is 45' then it turns and runs another 55' (the d130j is for my scanners)
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx34/ridgerocker2001/IMG_1989.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 05:17:29 PM »

If this is a beauty contest, it's over.

No one's going to top that fabulous 1954-vintage Hallicrafters SX-88. How about a closeup of it?

Jeff
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 05:47:39 PM »

If this is a beauty contest, it's over.

No one's going to top that fabulous 1954-vintage Hallicrafters SX-88. How about a closeup of it?

Jeff
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thank you for saying that Smiley. Here's two
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx34/ridgerocker2001/IMG_1996.jpg
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx34/ridgerocker2001/IMG_2001.jpg

and I hope we get a bunch of SWL shacks in here-some really good ideas come forth especially for antennas. Put 'em up people!
73s
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 10:10:35 AM »

Something primordially appealing about those two big round dials up front.  LOL!
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx34/ridgerocker2001/IMG_2001.jpg

Love the minimalism of your shack. My dream was always an S-line on a beautiful desk in it's own dedicated room. Had that too briefly, until my second son arrived. Instead my equipment now occupies six feet on the end of a crowded 25' workbench in the basement. 

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 11:27:38 AM »

K0OD
I agree. Me being a "listener" there aint much reason for loading up a shack with equipment but if I was a ham there'd be a bit more as required Smiley
I looked around for your shack but I can't find it-are you in that gallery?
When me and my Rosie get a house, my shack will likely be in the garage or basement too. I have already been informed lol.
She's cool with my hobby though and she thinks the old boatanchor is "the bomb" so I'm lucky there.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 04:23:29 PM »

Frank, it just occurred to me that I haven't photographed any of my shacks since I was about 14.

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Say, when the heck did ham shacks turn from this:
http://www.wb4hfn.com/COLLINS/Images/CollinsEquip-07.jpg

Or this:
http://www.w7ce.com/kwdesk03.jpg

Or this:
http://www.wb4hfn.com/COLLINS/Operators/WB6SSW-01.htm


Into this, or often much worse nowadays? At least this guy doesn't have 50 years of musty boat anchors piled up, which seems to be the norm lately.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3349/3521304827_277cb63a93_z.jpg?zz=1
 
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 05:11:32 PM »

Frank, it just occurred to me that I haven't photographed any of my shacks since I was about 14.

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Gee I hope this doesn't imply my thread is immature Embarrassed maybe  that's why nobody else is posting theirs? If so-sorry everyone-thought I had a good idea lol
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 09:02:10 AM »

Hey anyways Jeff have you seen this guy yet? Talk about tidy shacks!
http://www.w6thw.com/index.html
he has one setup like your 2nd link above.
and I videoed one of his gorgeous AM QSOs a while back-I wonder what he's using there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BubLkbuxls
maybe he'll see how good he sounded here in Frisco lol

still hoping here that some SWLs will show their listening setups Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 03:31:30 PM »

Hi Frank cannot load photos watch these videos end you know who i am also i hang around the rr forums,at the moment shack is pulled apart due to organising should have it back together in a few months..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxILXKCzc_A&feature=player_detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofVuOq8Z5gw&feature=player_detailpage

Regards CLF..
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 05:31:30 PM »

Heck yeah Lino I knows ya Grin when you pull it together post up proper pics of the station and loops ok?
73s Frank
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 06:05:17 PM »

Hi Frank plan is seperate the computers from the desk and build a new hutch need to tidy up the adapters,coax cables..

Regards Lino..
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 07:00:59 PM »

Cool Lino Smiley I just finished changing out all the electrical outlets in my QTH after I got a hunch and did the ones in the shack and it killed some RFI! So I did 'em all-boy were they shot! One had scorch marks and one fell apart as I took it out of the wall lol.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 07:21:25 PM »

Frank, as I said I'm a believer in shack minimalism. It's not what you have, but what you discard that's the measure: 

http://i340.photobucket.com/albums/o354/wa4brl/SX-88_in_trash.jpg
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 07:28:41 PM »

FAKE!!!!!! man that pic made me laugh-thanks Jeff Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2012, 01:55:48 PM »

You know, I've been a ham for a long time, many of those years as an Extra Class.  I spend most of my radio time chasing pirate and numbers stations - I can't remember the last time I transmitted.  Tis a great hobby. 73's

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K0OD
I agree. Me being a "listener" there aint much reason for loading up a shack with equipment but if I was a ham there'd be a bit more as required Smiley
I looked around for your shack but I can't find it-are you in that gallery?
When me and my Rosie get a house, my shack will likely be in the garage or basement too. I have already been informed lol.
She's cool with my hobby though and she thinks the old boatanchor is "the bomb" so I'm lucky there.
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