What was your very first "shack" setup?

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  1. N8RKD

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    That 751A is sweet!
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  2. OH3CBT

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    I had Yaesu FT-897D with tuner as my first rig. I had it before i got my callsign last year.
    Wanted a qrp rig, so sold it. Also because i didn't like to operate with it.
    Still have the GPM-1500 antenna in my basestation :)

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  3. N8RKD

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    I have an 897 here but it developed a couple problems. I found the menu system to be a pain. I now run a Kenwood TS-570D which I really like. Best of luck with the QRP stuff
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  4. OH3CBT

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    Yes, i felt the same pain
    Thank you, 73
  5. W4ZZY

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    My first wasn’t even mine! I used my friends a he had a Knight transmitter that I kept helping pay the FCC fines for harmonics and a old reciever I don’t remember. We were 12 and thirteen years old then he has passed and I am 77 now just got my General a couple of years ago and still working on the extra.
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  6. MM7AHQ

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    My first set up was used last 2 years was a Kenwood ts570dg.
    Now ave got a Yaesu ftdx10 and am loving it.

    Ain't even had QSO on it yet.
    Hopefully get a few this week.

    Still need to buy new antenna (cobweb)
    73s Daz.

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  7. W4HAY

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    Started out in '54 running QRP on 40 Meters with a homebrew 6AG7 crystal controlled transmitter and one-tube two-stage regenerative receiver (soon replaced with a BC-455 WW2 surplus "command" receiver) coupled to a folded dipole made from 300 Ohm twinlead.

    Defunct radio and TV sets were prime sources of parts.
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  8. W4HAY

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    Found a picture my first transmitter and receiver.
    The transmitter is a replica I made several years ago, the receiver is the original.

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  9. W6PU

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    BC 459 - S-76- Home brew antenna tuner- 135 foot end fed wire...1953. Worked great Wkd 40 Mtr. CW

    Bob...W6PU ex W6PLH...Ex K2DGT LI NY (1953 )
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  10. W8VTN

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    My wife (W8VRD) and I are newer to HAM Radio, her father was a life long HAM (W8VR sk now) so she has been involved to some degree her whole life.
    Our first shack is also our current shack.
    An Icom 7800 with a Nye Viking tuner, a Icom 275-H along with an Icom 820-H and a few cheaper handhelds.
    Our antenna is a Diamond
    X-300A for 2m/70cm mounted 16 feet above the chimney on a 2 story farm house and a 800 ft loop that needs to be hung higher for our HF needs.
    Works well for us at the moment.

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