Shack pictures

Overview photo showing the new chair.  I also shifted everything on the bench top to the left.  I picked up a used 19″ flat screen monitor for $40 from eBay.  I put that at the right end of the bench top.  The tiny screen of the Netbook was giving me a hard time due to the age/eyes thing.

Kind of a “View from the Operator’s Position” kind of shot.

Frontal view – K3 in front, KX3 right above. Elecraft Hex Key to the right, SKCC Straight Key to the left. HRD is running on the new monitor.  To the immediate right of the KX3 is a Fox Hunt “mascot” Ty stuffed animal. To the left of the KX3 is my Radio Shack amplified speaker for the K3, my OHR WM1 Watt meter. All the way to the left is a Yaesu 2 Meter radio (for those rare times that I get on 2 Meters).

Bottom line is that it’s still a basement shack in an unfinished basement.  No wall to wall carpeting, finished ceilings or fancy paneling on the walls.  But it is where I spend a lot of time, so at least it’s pretty neat and clean, now.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Shack pictures”

  • Cliff KU4GW:

    That’s exactly the same chair I have in the shack Larry and I love it! It has great lumbar support! Hope you slept well after stealing that 19 inch monitor! Dang! 40 bucks!

    73, Cliff KU4GW


    You have a very nice looking shack . Good work . Look for you on the SKCC frequencies .

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