The Official "Show Us Your Shack" Thread

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N0AMT, Jul 26, 2013.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Thanks! The digital readout is called a Heathkit SB-650... they are fairly rare - they sold for $299 at a time when the whole transceiver sold for not much more, but Heathkit was trying hard to play "keep up" with trends towards digital displays.

    The SB-650 to this day goes for around $200 to $300 on eBay (in working condition, of course) and will NOT work if the receiver is not 100% properly aligned! If it works on even one single band, the device works - but may fail on other bands because the receiver alignment isn't perfect, so the count isn't perfect either. Nor will the SB-650 work if the receiver is in AM mode or WWV mode.... hence, it was pretty rare and they are hard to find today. I ONLY have one "cuz I can" - I had two of them - one for the SB-301 and one for the SB-101. But with the SB-301/401 pairing, you either get to have a digital receiver display with separate transmitter/receiver operation or you get to have "transceive with the 301/401" but NOT both. So in my case, I keep the SB-650 just for fun, and run the SB-301/401 as separates for CW.

    My advice? Don't waste your time on an SB-650.... the analog dials on Heathkit SB rigs are MORE than adequate for all but the most anal "Zero or Five" crowd :)

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  2. K1OIK

    K1OIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I saw this in a Flex forum:
    "My station; Flex, SPE, computer, and 3 monitors, has been running 24/7 for 5 years. I live in the shack most of my waking hours and want to keep an eye on the bands even if I'm not actively operating. I do shut down the Maestro overnight,"
    I looked him up on QRZ and he has an incredibly neat shack but live in it? Although my failing is I watch too much TV so who am I to talk?
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  3. AG7UK

    AG7UK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like the reloading setup in the shack right next to the ham walking to go between the hobbies!
  4. KN6SD

    KN6SD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    My little setup.....


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    WD4IGX, WW2PT, W7UUU and 3 others like this.
  5. ON4OM

    ON4OM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page


    FTDX5000 + long-wire
    IC-R9500 + ALA1530N

    KD2UHD, K0VWL, WD4IGX and 7 others like this.
  6. ON4OM

    ON4OM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    FTDX-5000 + 80m Long-Wire
    IC-R9500 + ALA1530N

    VK6APZ, KI7HSB, KA2CZU and 7 others like this.
  7. W3ATV

    W3ATV XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Very nice shack!
    I like that world map/time zone clock. Or is that a monitor? If so, what software is that?
  8. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice... Similar layout to what I am building.
  9. KZ4EX

    KZ4EX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

  10. VE2MBT

    VE2MBT Ham Member QRZ Page

    20191208_181659.jpg VE2MBT, Amos, Quebec. Flex 6500, IC718, FTDX5000, TS-480, FTM-400, SPE 2K-FA - 160/80/40 fan dipole / TH11DX beam

    Last edited: Dec 21, 2019
    KC2YMO, N3FAA, WD4IGX and 2 others like this.

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