It became clear in the past few months that I'm being held back in my ham radio progress by a wildly disorganized shack. It was fine when I started in the hobby two years ago, but as I accumulated more and more components and tools for homebrewing, the junkbox took over the shack. So today I totally emptied the shack! Its contents have been transferred pell mell to a spare bedroom. This will allow a reconfiguration of the shack including a new coat of paint, then building an operating desk and workbench, adding shelving, components drawers and bins, thus setting up a proper station and workshop. It's all fairly straightforward apart from the awkward issue of finding the right position for my large, floor-standing drill press (a wonderful tool, but it takes up a lot of room). To make more wall space, I will probably (reluctantly) board up one of two of the windows. I live in a rental apartment, with a very kind landlord, but obviously there's a limit to the amount of alteration I can make. Here's the plan (click on it to get a legible version): View attachment Shack.jpg Photo of future operating position: Photo of future workshop: The shack is not big (about 60 square feet), but I still feel fortunate (as a semi-urban ham) to have as much room as I do. I will post when further progress is made. I've deliberately set no schedule. Work life is crazy so it will just have to be squeezed in when possible. A good winter project!!