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What was your very first "shack" setup?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7UUU, Jun 4, 2020.

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  1. WD0BCT

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    Yes we are close. Will email you.
  2. N0MIN

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    My first shack. Heathkit HW-100 into an inverted V. Circa 1992. I was working on a Heathkit single bander that was on top of the speaker.

    First shack 1990.jpg
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  3. 4G1AOC

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    ICOM 02N with a home brew quarter wave antenna and powersupply .
  4. KT4PH

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    Drake R-4A, Drake T-4X, home brewed Delta loop at about 30 feet and a MFJ-949EY tuner.
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  5. AB4D

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    Unsure what qualifies as a shack. Going back to my first interest in radio, that would be an old AM receiver my parents owned, that I used to copy AM DX and SW, and a Lafayette crystal controlled scanner, about 1975. My first ham station a few decades later consisted of a well used Yaesu FT-101EE, a Heathkit SA-2040 antenna tuner/Heathkit HA-10 amplifier, and a doublet for the antenna.
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  6. N6QLH

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    My first Ham station was when I first got licensed in 1987. I was in San Diego. I bought a new Icom 02AT. I still have the 02AT. I bought a used Icom 735. I got it from some one at the TRW swap meet. I really liked the 735. I used it for several years then I sold it to HRO. I also bought a used tri band Yagi for 10 15 and 20 meters. I installed it in the backyard in the House I was living at.
    I was away from Ham radio for a while. Now that I am back on the Air, I enjoy the Hobby now, as much as I ever did.
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  7. KE8SKG

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    I'm impressed at your fortuity, at 80 years old I'm having trouble getting back on the air on this anti Ham radio antenna community I live in, I've dug a 14" x 4' hole for a concrete anchor on a 40' flagpole antenna on which I will fly a 6' Tatered Defiant American Flag above a 4' "50k KIA", I'll have them all saluting me as they drive by. Hi Hi
  8. WJ4U

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    Cobra 29. So sue me! :p
  9. K7FR

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    1966: Heathkit DX40 transmitter w/3 xtals on 40 novice, Hallicrafters SX38 receiver. Antenna was a 475' long wire. Gordy, W7FU took pity on me and loaned me a Heathkit HW101.

    All this set up in my bedroom.
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  10. W4ADS

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    1963, first as a novice, WN4WXI then as a general class. It took up half my cloths closet. I had a big, bad, homemade, 15m dipole up 12 feet with an arm-strong rotor. The terror of Sarasota county.

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