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Radio Shack
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.

Today the equipment is boxed up for the downsizing move, the towers and antennas are down and for sale.  Ahhh.  

Now I'm in the process of adding a room to my new home in North Carolina which will be my new radio shack.

But now, we have 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.

Job 1 - build a radio room.  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. 

Job 2 - Then humped all my stuff down there, added some furniture, electrical service, and a bathroom and wallah!  K3WA is back in business.  Here's some pictures of my new radio shack.

Today that cup should read "was" and not "is".

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 Bill Axelrod 16 October 2019

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