The former guest room/storage room has been painted, and stuff has been moved in and the radio connected to the antenna. Got the new shack up and running last week just in time for the 4th Annual Worked All Twitter and it’s working out pretty well. The shack also doubles as Connie’s office space, which gives her plenty of room to work.
For some reason, we ended up losing 15m with the shack move, probably from using a shorter length of coax to go from the radio to the antenna. Still have all the other bands though from 40m up to parts of 6m.
A 6 foot table provides a decent amount of room for the radio, monitor and working space. Need to craft some kind of stand to hold the radio head and hand mic. A little MFJ-108B clock provides local and UTC time. We used painters tape to attach the band plan chart temporarily until we decide on a more permanent place for it.
The radio is tucked away underneath a stackable cube thing (nicely covered by the ARRL centennial bandanna thing).
About half of the collection of wall paper is up on the wall with several more waiting for me to put them up.
Next to the table is the shelf of ham radio books for easy reference. Now I have a whole empty shelf in my office bookshelf that I can fill.
Connie also found this awesome mobile antenna holder (commonly marketed as a “pool cue rack”…wider appeal I guess) that was added to the shack yesterday.