Home Shack

  • Shack July 2021 Part 1

    On July 12, 2021, the whole shack was moved to a new room and completely rebuilt. [1] COM IC-7700 [2] Rohde & Schwarz EK070 Receiver [3] ICOM IC-9700 Transceiver 2m, 70cm, 23cm for OSCAR-100 SAT Operation [4] SPE Expert 1.3K-FA with ATU (1.3kW Amplifier) [5] LP-100A Digital Wattmeter up to 3kW [6] 49" Samsung Curved Display [7] Behringer Audio-Switch for Audio-Input und -Output Selection [8] PE1CMO OSCAR-100 Duplex-Transverter (20cm/2m), 20 Watt [9] Sound 10-band Equalizer UR6QW [10] Modified DECT Jabra Headset for IC-7700 and IC-9700 [11] Microphone Switch ED 1A for all ICOM-Transceiver [12] ICOM SP-34 Speaker [13] ELAD Tmate TM2 for SDR Radio Console [14] Heil Hand PTT-Switch for IC-7700/IC-9700 [15] ParaPro EQ20-DSP [16] Wolfwave DSP Processor [17] Heil Pro Set 6 IC Headset [18] Flexradio 6700 SDR-Transceiver [19] 27" Display for QO-100 Station

  • Shack July 2021 Part 2

    On July 12, 2021, the whole shack was moved to a new room and completely rebuilt. [20] DigiMaster 3 Pro for IC-7700 (FT8) [21] Airspy Duo HF+ SDR Receiver with Spyserver Raspberry Pi4 [22] Studio MIC [23] iPad 2 Mini for DX Propagation View www.DXheat.com [24] Flexradio VFO Knob for Flex 6700 [25] JC-4s Atnenna Tuner Control Box with ELAD SDR TX Switch as Tuner-Protection [26] Heil PTT Hand Switch for Flex 6700 [27] FX-773 Power Meter for 30m to 160m [32] Digital Power and SWR Meter for 2m (DG-503) [33] Digital Power and SWR Meter for 70cm (DG-503)

Home Shack Setup

The evolution of my Shack since March 2016

AV-640 Antenna 6m-40m since September 2018

HyGain AV-640 Vertical Antenna 6m to 40m (September 2018)

Hy-Gains new AV-640 Patriot HF vertical is one of the best built and best performing (8 BAND 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6) multiband vertical Antenna available today. Make full use of your sunspot cycle with the Patriots low angle signal. The AV-640 uses quarter wave stubs on 6, 10, 12, and 17 meters and efficient end loading coil and capacity hats on 15, 20, 30, 40 meters. Instead of typical lossy can traps, the AV-640 resonators are placed in parallel not in series. There are no radials on the ground needed!

Final installation and ready for operation with 1kW - no tuning anymore!

Many thanks to René HB9NBG and Carine HB9FZC for the proper installation of my new AV-640 vertical antenna :-) click on the picture to see the amazing video

JC-4s Tuner and 54m DX-Wire

Stockcorner JC-4s Tuner with 54m long DX-Wire Micro

- Stockcorner JC-4s Tuner (1kW)
- for 10m to 160m
- 54m long DX-Wire Micro wire

Great Tuner to tune from 10m to 160m with 1kW.

The complete JC-4s Wire Antenna Documentation [5’426 KB] . Great antenna for 160m up to 10m. The best results are from 40m to 160m. For DX on the higher bands 20m to 6m I still use my vertical Antenna AV-640 in order to have a better take-off.

HyGain AV-640 original installation [1’454 KB] manual

lightning protection

Home-Made "Inverted-V G5RV" Antenna - August 2016 until August 2018

Inverted-V Antenna with two 6.5m legs - Stockcorner JC-4s remote ATU - 10.8m symmetric ladder line (Wireman 450 Ohm) - 6.3m Fiber-Mast DX-Wire Heavy-Duty - 1171 Design Baluns 1:1 current Choke 5kW

6m/2m/70cm: Diamond V1000 Vertical Antenna with FLEX 6600M and 100W

Inverted-V with 6.5m legs

Technical Setup Details

Home-Made "Inverted-V" Antenna - May 2016 until August 2016

First Home-Made "Inverted-V" Antenna in operation between May and June 2016

Inverted-V with two 6.33m wire legs, HARI Balun 1:6, 5m Alu-Mast, HARI Choke, and LDG RT-600 Remote Antenna Tuner with asymmetric feed (Coax)

Inverted-V with 6.33m wire legs, HARI Balun 1:6

First Home-Made End-feed 13.5m Antenna - March 2016

HARI Balun 1:10 and 13.5m wire for 10m to 80m with only 100W (without amplifier).

13.5m wire from March until May 2016 Balun 1:10