Sometimes I move things to wipe the cat hair and dust from underneath and behind the gear. Does that count?
It never stops. Half the time I can't do anything with the station because half the cables are disconnected, something on the bench is stuck in a station position--so on and so forth. Hell, this would be not half the fun if everything was perfectly set up and all I had to do was operate and dust it every year or so...
One more thing about reconfiguring, thank God for PowerPoles. Moving power strips goes a lot faster when you don't have to unscrew and rescrew binding posts.
If you have to worry about the cost of HF e-mail, you can't afford the boat.
CW: The mode that accomplishes the most with the least circuitry, the least spectrum, and the least power.
What hath God wrought?
He hath wrought that pounding brass still kicks .- ... ...
I am on the fourth generation of my station....
The next time will require a bunch of wood and some time along with a new tool or two...
Shelves lots of them are needed.
Conspiracy Theorists Are People
Who Question The Statements Made By Known Liars.
In 51 years of operation at ten different addresses in MI, IL,TX, VA and back to MI,
I have built, added, changed transmitters, recievers, converters, Transceivers, antennas, benches, desks ETC, dozens of times! Gone from 80M only to 80/40M CW, 6M AM, 10M AM All band HF, 2M AM , FM, SSB/CW -220 MHz FM--6M SSB CW then 160M CW, 30M CW and now 60M CW and back to 6M SSB ! Every few years I try something different. I even worked 2M packet for a few weeks in the early 90's
There were a couple of amps too, 1kW Homebrew at the first house in Detroit, then I had a Henry 2K at the 2nd house and so far none have made it to this house.
I have had mobile set-ups for the HF bands, FM on 10, 6, 2, 1-1/4 and 3/4 M at different times and in different vehicles.
At one point I lived in a tiny apartment and had a shelf in a bedroom closet allocated for an active Ham radiio receiver , transmitter and power supply ! I developed film and printed photos in a corner of the bathroom.
Just at this house I have relocated my station to and from 3 different rooms as My Three Sons left home and came back and left again.
Finally all kids are married and in thier own homes and I may have made my final (?) move from the family room to a former bedroom, my own "mancave" with all my hobby stuff secure.
I also rebuilt one other abandoned son's room into a library with shelves for the hundreds of books we have had all over the house before.
Life is good !
Last edited by K8JD; 08-10-2012 at 01:19 AM.
FISTS #3853,cc 455
SKCC # 1395,tribune #12
Official US Taxpayer
Minor changes every 2 weeks to every month. Major changes everyyear or two.
Mine is more of a "pilot" arrangement, You know,pile it here, pile it there, anywhere it will fit I gotta get to it one of these days while I'm still able to. 73,Michelle
Oh, whenever I get tired of the current layout, or when I find a more efficient layout.
You pays your money and takes your chances: The contents of this posting are personal opinions. Persons trying to find motive, plot, logic, truth or beauty will be punshed severely under law.
Like most of the others said my shack is a work in process. Its never quite done. For a few years I was changing it a few times a year while I was looking for the ideal place in the house to put it.
We have changed houses three times since we were married too so that counts I think.
This last configuration has stayed pretty static for the last several years. I am looking to move it onto what was my daughters room now tho, just to get awayfrom the TV.
Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
“The only difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” A. Einstein