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What was your very first "shack" setup?

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  1. N3ZRW

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    Ic706 to an MFJ tuner and random wire.
    I learned CW pretty quickly when I realized it worked with my meager antenna.
     
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  2. N0NC

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    Heathkit DX-40 and a National NC-303.

    73, Chuck
    N0NC
     
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  3. KB2QQM

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    My first Radio in 1993 was a National 200 Transceiver that didn't work on SSB and only worked on CW. So I became a CW op only. I would wait until midnight and set up a 40 meter dipole in the backyard of my apartment complex. I would work DX all night with that set up and my J38 Straight Key. I would tear the antenna down at 4:45 am and stow it so nobody knew that an antenna was there. I did that for 4 years until I could move into a 2 family apartment in the country, then I had a Kenwood TS-520. Huge upgrade with an actual Iambic keyer. lol. My antenna was a multiband End Fed antenna and a Magnetic Loop. I also had fun with those kooky Isotron Antennas. Lots of great memories.
     
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  4. LU3XPK

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    My first "shack" was in a garage near home. An old "geloso" communications receiver and a home made TX in AM modulation : a pair of old 1625 tubes modulated by other two 1625. Several QSO's over all Argentina. Antenna was an electrical twisted tiny doble cable connected with a dipole 3 meter high between roof and a tree. 150 watt power carrier.
    Swr and load measures through a 100watt lamp connected in parallel over two wires. Conclusion: if you know how to... any stuff will work. 80 meters band.
    Saul LU3XPK
    RIO GRANDE - TIERRA DEL FUEGO - ARGENTINA
     
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  5. N6QLH

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    I lived in La Mesa Ca. I had a used Icom 735 and a MFJ Antenna tuner. the Antenna was a used 3 band yagi for 10 15 and20 meters. I liked thay 735, I eventualy sold it
     
  6. LU3DO

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    hi mi first rig was a mackiley with a transverter for 20 240 80 metert an one dipole for 80 meters
     
  7. KA0USE

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    1985, novice.

    sony icf-2001 receiver (mine, started by swl'ing)

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    johnson viking ranger (denver radio club loaner)
    peak and dip, peak and dip...

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    turned the sony off to tx.
    piece of wire for the rx antenna, 14avq (denver radio club loaner) for tx.
     
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  8. W3MAM

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  9. KA0USE

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    i like uncomplicated.
     
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  10. N9RVB

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    not a ham "shack," but rather a ham "shelf!"

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