W4AFB Hamshack

 

Keith in the Shack

My current shack.

 

My father, WA8YGR (SK) in our shack around 1979 using our trusty HW-101.

 

My current HF equipment is:
  • Heathkit HW-101
  • Heathkit HR-1680 Rcvr / HX-1681 Xmit
  • Heathkit HW-8 QRP
  • Heathkit SB-200 Amp
  • Kenwood TS-140S
  • Kenwood TS-570D (My father's old rig)
  • Icom 7600
  • Yaesu FT-817ND QRP

My VHF/UHF equipment is:

  • Icom ID-800H DSTAR in house and Icom 5100 in truck
  • Icom ID-91AD
  • DVAP


There is nothing like the smell of tubes!

 

Keith's shack

 

HF Antennas:

1.) 40M Extended Double Zepp ~ 176' dipole fed with 130' of 450 ohm ladder
line connected to a DX Engineering 10kw 1:1 current balun into a high power remote tuner.

2.) Hustler 6-BTV vertical with DX Engineering balun and 8 radials.


Both antennas are concealed out in the woods behind my house. I buried 140' of conduit.
They are fed with about 180' of LMR-400 into a remote antenna switch.

 

This is the Hustler 6-BTV in the woods.