My goal for the K3WA ham shack was to build a complete single operator two radio (SO2R) ham shack for 160 through 6 meters with sufficient automation to support both contesting and DXing. I wanted two similar radios and amplifiers so that I could reach for and operate each radio in exactly the same manner. I also wanted sufficient automation to be able to control as much of my entire station as possible through my computer to streamline contest operations. I built that in Illinois and it all worked as I had hoped. Worked a lot of DX, won a few contests, and had a lot of fun.
Today the equipment is in a new home, the towers and antennas in Illinois are down and sold. Now I have a new ham shack, am on the air, and use a stealth antenna to allow me to get back into DXing and contesting.
We downsized - big time. My goal after downsizing was to put a station together that would allow me to get on in contests and work some DX. No SO2R, no antenna farm. Just a single radio, amplifier, and antenna.. I had all the equipment I needed to do that. But I did not have a place to put it.
I added a room to my new home in North Carolina which is my new radio shack. Fortunately I had a large crawl space under the house. OK - had it dug out and turned into a room - my Ham Cave. That only took six months.
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