K6MM Station

Astron PS

Coax switch; A/B switch; Winkeyer

Yaesu FT-847

FT-1000MP Mark V

Yaesu Speaker

Heil Headset,
Sony Headphones

Palstar Dummy Load; Yaesu PS
The Shack
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  • By most standards, I have a fairly modest shack

  • Main transceiver is a Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V. It has all the mods done, including the roofing filter, and Inrad filters installed.

  • Second transceiver is a Yaesu FT-847, powered by an Astron RS-20M PS. Used as backup on HF, and on 6M/2M/70 cm.

  • Ameritron AL-811H amplifier running 600W on CW and 800W PEP on SSB. Interfaced to the transceivers using an Ameritron ARB-704 interface.

  • Paddles are a brass/wood CW paddle handmade by K8RA and also a vintage Ham-Key Iambic paddle. Also use a K1EL Winkeyer interfaced to the laptop.

  • Heil Pro-Set headset and Sony MDR-V6 headphones. Microphone is a Yaesu MD-100.

  • SWR meters are made by Autek (WM1), Diamond (SX-200), and Workman (SX-144)

  • Antenna Tuner (AT1KM) and Dummy Load (DL2L) are made by Palstar

  • Ameritron RCS-8V remote coax switch; Homebrew A/B switch to interface either transceiver to the laptop

  • Station computer is a Dell 800 MHz notebook, running Windows XP. Software includes Ham Radio Deluxe, N1MM Logger, N3FJP contest software, and the DXLab Suite.

  • Antennas are described here.

  • Need a new shelf for your equipment? Construction details of my Shack Shelf are described here.

  • Your feedback is always welcome: k6mm@arrl.net

  • Thanks for looking......and 73!
HyGain Controller; Palstar Tuner

Dell Notebook


Ameritron Amp

Shack Shelf
Construction Details

Meters: Autek, Diamond, Workman; Amp Interface


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