New here at eHam, and new to ham radio in general.
I started "acquiring" equipment 2 years before I took the test and got licensed.
Gear was mostly used, and found at bargain prices.
I seem to have always had a knack for finding deals on most anything, and station equipment
hasn't been an exception. What you see is what I "kept" out of bulk buys. Selling what I didn't want or need has kept my actual $ investment very very low.
Somebody mentioned an average of "6" radios?....LOL!
Here's my list...
4 each Yaesu VX-170 ht's (dude had a case of these selling them for $50 each)
1 each Yaesu FT-250r ht
Kenwood TM-G707a dualband mobile
Icom IC-2200h 2m mobile
Icom V8000 2m mobile
Icom IC-275 2m base
Icom IC-475 440 base
Icom IC-737 hf base (added just this week)
Other station items...
3 each Icom SM-8 desk mics
Astron RM50m power supply
Astron RS35m power supply
Yaesu 1023 power supply
Vectronics 300DLP tuner/dummy load
Multi-RX audio control box (6 radios to 2 speakers)
Rode PSA1 mic boom w/....
Audio Technica 2020 USB mic for Echolink
DC power from the 50 amp PS runs to a RigRunner 8012 distribution panel, and from the 35 amp PS to a RigRunner 4004-USB panel.
I'm almost finished with the shack room remodel.
Picked up a nice used counter top for $50 and built my own shelf units and painted them to match. Also built a roll out cart to house my computer tower and the massive/heavy RM50m power supply.
My coax and ground wires run in via the 2 sections of grey PVC conduit in the corner, kinda keeps things neat and tidy.