Updated 19-Feb-2013 23:02
The primary operating stations:
The computer is a little Dell 433 Pentium (soon to be upgraded) + 17 inch ViewSonic VA721 flat panel monitor.
The 30L-1 is not really all
that necessary, but the Emtron doesn’t cover some USAF MARS frequencies
and takes a few moments to warm up, whereas the 30L-1 is an “instant on” since it uses 4 x 811a tubes
(too bad it doesn’t work on 160 meters!). It comes in handy sometimes while waiting for the Emtron to warm up!
Here are some close-ups of the Icom 756pro3 station and the Icom 765 station (click for enlargements).
The Emtron DX-3 Amplifier
The Palstar AT5K Tuner
Here is a picture of how the
operating position tables were constructed, from solid doors and PVC toilet
They are quite sturdy! And they have wheels so you can move them to get at the wires in the back!
(all parts are readily available from Home Depot / Lowes, etc)
Here is a schematic layout of the downstairs shack in the cellar.