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Author Topic: Building shack any suggestions  (Read 14938 times)
AD9DX
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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2013, 07:09:56 PM »

Not a "gotta have", but soundproofing is a nice thing to have in order to maintain peace and harmony in the house. Not everyone will appreciate the sounds that can emanate from you radio as much as you do!

Absolutely!  I used Roxul safe and sound when I enclosed the dining room and made it in to the shack.  If I can't sleep and want to check 160m at 3am, I don't have to worry about waking my kids.  It was the best $300 I've ever spent.

Doesn't anyone use headphones anymore?

I do use them. But still like using the soundproofing.  Bose QC 15s are great for getting the Alpha's fan noise to go bye bye too.
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« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2013, 04:06:00 AM »

If you don't have room for the bench/desk to set away from the wall, casters would be a good alternate strategy, also don't forget power strips and a Master on/off switch.





If you have room, and plan on building or repairing old gear, a separate work bench should be considered.   I used the ops bench as a repair bench for several years but there was never enough room. 



Work benches need to accommodate not only the unit being worked on, but the associated test gear as well, so I decided to make a second  bench. The entire bench top is 4 X 8 feet, with about 28 inches of clear bench to work with. 



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