Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Wood, Sweat & Tears

The shack move is coming along nicely. This is how it looked in the spare bedroom

quite a shambles as you can see. Being that close to the computer wasnt good for my signal to noise ratio, and even a mild 10W on HF would knock the ADSL modem off-line.
And this is where im moving to -

There was a tall narrow cupboard in the corner, but thats now providing material for me to build a custom desk with

the main desktop is 24" deep, enough for equipment and writing space, so long as theres nothing jutting out the back. To accomodate wiring etc, the desk is mounted forward from the wall with a 2" gap. The same gap is to be maintained for the shelf above the desk (the VHF/UHF shelf). Eventually, the whole of the under side will be shelved (again with a cable gap), and a cupboard door fitted, apart from a 9" space next to the wall. This will be open and will house the high current PSU and battery chargers.
For now the shack is temporarily squashed up even more-

My new logbook, and the G5RV have arrived. Im now working on getting hold of a couple of scaffold poles for use as masts for the yagis for 6m and 2m.

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