My Shack Configuration.

I have a fairly modest shack compared to others I have seen online, but it gets the job done.  I grabbed a corner in our family room an brought up an old cheapie desk that we had stored away.   I built the shelves out of MDF from Home Depot.

Here is my current gear:


  • Yaesu FTDX3000
  • MD-10 Desk Mic
  • MFJ-969 Versa Tuner
  • G5RV Jr. Antenna in my attic



  • TYT TH-9800 Quad Band Transceiver for day-to-day use
  • Icom IC-281h transceiver is in service as a data-only radio
  • Signalink USB interfaces the data radio to the PC
  • Arrow OSJ-146/440 J-Pole Antenna for the Data Radio
  • Arrow OSJ-146/440 J-Pole Antenna for the TYT Radio



  • Radio Shack Pro-652 Digital P25 Scanner
  • Realistic 40-1250C External Speaker
  • 25 year old Radio Shack Discone scanner antenna



  • Yaesu VX-5R HT
  • Baofeng Uv-5R as a spare or for use in rough situations
  • Radio Shack Pro-95 Portable Scanner


1 comment

    • Richard Dekker on July 31, 2017 at 8:14 am
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    Thank you for your great clear writing and pictures.
    After years of shall I or not I finally put a GPS on my Kenwood.
    Worked in 1 try, so your a great teacher ;))

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Richard PD4LIJ

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