A History of the Ham Shack — Ham Radio Perspectives

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8QS, Aug 27, 2020.

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  1. K4RHS

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    Shack 1.jpg
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  2. K8QS

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    Dandy shack, Ray. Lots of stuff in little space. Quin, K8QS
  3. WA9CWX

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    Fun video, but you never mentioned the first 'shacks' were just that. Wooden boxes on ships where the ops ate, slept and keyed the LOUD spark rigs. No convenient 'room' inside... Even on the Atlantic in winter. On Deck, freezing, wet, and being polite to all the passengers who wanted to tell the folks back home how nice it was in the lounge on the ocean in minus 10 degree weather. Wasn't for a few more years before the wireless room was moved inside. And yes, George up on Washington Island, great visit, only asked him one question, two hours (2!!) later, as he was just getting to the finish, his wife came in and asked us to move our car for some arriving guests. Among his many rooms, is one devoted to Collins, including the original SAC gear ordered by Curtis L.
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  4. K8QS

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    Thanks for checking in from Beloit, Frank. We are doing some research on the pre-wireless-room situation. Very interesting stuff. Quin, K8QS
  5. K8QS

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    Thanks so much, Dave. Check out our new video on ham radio pranks. If you don't laugh I'll give you your money back. ;}
    Quin, K8QS
  6. W9WLW

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    Thanks for the great video. DE W9WLW
  7. VK4SDD

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    Guys lost me with he is continuously waving!!!:(
  8. K6BSU

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    I think most ham shacks are not planned; they just "evolve" and change constantly. Since most of my equipment is home-brew, I'm always taking things apart and changing circuitry. So my "shack" has to be kept simple to make everything easily available. The picture is some home brew QRP equipment.

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  9. DJ0IP

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    Hi Quin,

    The boy in the basement had a Heathkit AR-3 from the late 50's and early 60's. It was a 5-tube superhet, not a regenerative RX. It was also my first receiver, which I got as a kit for Christmas in 1959 and completed assembling in late January of 1960. I bought the matching Q-Multiplier after I got my Novice in 1962. You wouldn't have an external Q-Multiplier in a Regen RX.

    73 - Rick, DJ0IP
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