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Author Topic: What features and equipemtn do I want in my "new" shack???  (Read 35281 times)

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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2014, 09:14:25 AM »

" As a side note I don't think those dorm size refers you see in some shacks are a necessity as you can always put a call in order to the XYL to bring you in some cold drinks/snacks from the kitchen. "

Well, the refer makes a nice stand for the coffee pot. As for the cool beverages delivered by the wife (or husband), they (not the frosties) should be at work  or sleeping when one is using the radio. With the gozunder, I find that after a few cups of bean juice, or frosty beverages, the airplane type volume is too small. Put a light under the operating desk, its really worth it.



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Posts: 723

« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2014, 04:58:36 PM »

Whether you live in a tent or the largest mansion in the world, your
'shack' can be as spartan or as elaborate as you want or can afford.

If you can afford the latest equipment with the maximum power, or
the small QRP single band radio and hidden antenna is what you have,
whatever you have is your pride and joy. I always enjoy seeing what
others have done for themselves, and compliment their work.

What the original stated specifications were are quite good, and others
offered good suggestions to him. One thing I would like to add tho, is,
stay out of the basement, unless you can keep it dry and warm.

I have had a shack above and below ground, and the below ground shack
was damp, and, even with my attempts to dry it up, I lost equipment to the
moisture. Nothing worse that having expensive equipment go up in smoke
because damp conditions caused corrosion to grow and destroy the radios
without warning.

My present shack is upstairs on the second floor, which also is easier to
keep 'unwanted' visitors out, and, anyone from 'adding' clutter to the shack.
Nothing is worse than finding your work in progress has become a laundry
stack, or something has gone missing.

Whatever you decide to do, enjoy what you do, and share your experience
with others!

N8CMQ  Jeff

N8CMQ   Jeff Retired...
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