Home Office and Shack

Shack January 2022
Shack January 2022

Equipment List

[1] ICOM IC-7700 HF 200W Transceiver
[2] ICOM SP-34 Speaker
[3] ICOM IC-9700 2m/70cm/23cm Transceiver mainly for QO-100 SAT Operation
[4] SPE Expert 1.3k 1kW Amplifier with ATU
[5] LP-100A Digital Power Meter for AV-640 (6m to 20m)
[6] 49" Samsung Curved Display
[7] Audio-Switch Solution for all Transceivers and Receivers Behringer Control 2
[8] PE1CMO OSCAR-100 Duplex-Transverter (20cm/2m), 20 Watt for QO-100 Sat
[9] 10-Band EQ V7 for ICOM-IC 770 and IC-9700 from UR6QW
[10] Modified Jabra Business wireless DECT Headset for the ICOM-Transceivers
[11] Microphone Switch ED 1A for all ICOM-Transceiver
[12] Kenwood SP-100 Speaker for ICOM ID-5100E
[13] ELAD TMate2 for use with Radio SDR COnsole and QO-100 Station
[14] Heil HS-2 Hand PTT-Switch for IC-7700/IC-9700
[15] ParaPro EQ20-DSP for better Speaker-Audio
[16] Wolfwave DSP Advanced Audio Processor
[17] Heil Pro Set 6 IC Headset for IC-9700, IC-7700
[18] Flexradio 6700 Limited Edition and number two on the Sherwood Engineering Receiver Test table
[19] 27" Samsung High-Resolution Display for QO-100 Satellite Dashboard
[20] Perseus SDR Receiver (USB) for SDR Radio Console/Server
[21] Micro KEYER II for IC-7700 and FT8
[22] Studio MIC BM-800
[23] Sennheiser GSP 300 PC-Headset for Flex 6700 with SmartSDR (PC-Audio)
[24] iPad 2 Mini for DX Propagation View www.DXheat.com
[25] Flexradio VFO Knob for Flex 6700
[26] JC-4s Atnenna Tuner Control Box with modified ELAD SDR TX Switch as Tuner-Protection
[27] Heil HS-2 Hand PTT-Switch for Flex 6700
[28] METROPWR FX773 Power-Meter for the JC-4s Tuner (30m - 160m)
[29] ICOM ID-5100E 2m/70cm Transceiver SM-20 Mic and Diamond X-50NA Antenna
[30] Bencher Key Paddle
[31] ICOM Desk-Mic SM-20 for ID-5100E
[32] Adam Hall PCL 10 Pro Power Conditioner for all 230V devices
[33] Digital Power and SWR Meter for 2m (DG-503)
[34] Digital Power and SWR Meter for 70cm (DG-503)
[35] Homemade Heil MIC ICOM/Flex 6700 Switch for Jabra DECT wireless Headset
[36] Airspy Duo HF+ SDR Receiver with Spyserver Raspberry Pi4
[37] Heil BM-17 Headset for Flex 6700
[38] Power Mate VFO knop
[39] MIC Level Bar

Bonito 3-Port active Antenna Splitter for the Active Dipole from Stampfle
Stockcorner Tuner JC-4s with 54m DX-Wire at home for 10m to 160m
1:1 5kW 1116di super Chokes from BalunDesings for 30m to 160m
LPF-1 Low Pass Filter 1kW 1.8 - 30 MHz for 30m to 160m
MFJ-1142 DC LINE RFI FILTER OUTLETS
Powerwerx 30 Amp Desktop DC Power Supply with Powerpole Connectors
Griffin PowerMate VFO Control Knob USB
DX Engineering Maxi-Core DXE-MC20-FC Chokes for 6 to 20m
CMF-2000 Diamond Choke for 1 to 54 MHz, 2kW for 30-160m with JC-4s Tuner
DX Engineering ISO-PLUS Ethernet RF Filters DXE-ISO-PLUS-10
NPort 5210 Multiuser Serial-Port Server for SPE Expert 1.3k Amplifier
Stream Desk XL for Ham-Dashboard

Home Office and Shack

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.

Documentation
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