This page is devoted to ROARS members who wish to add photographs of their Amateur Radio Shacks, and also any relevant information which would aid other members in the hobby. This could include advice on gaining planning permission for aerials, and also aerial design for the small garden, to which transceiver to buy.
The Radio Room of ROARS Chairman Robin Powell G3OGP
Juergen Wagner has kindly sent in a photograph of his “Interim” Shack. The final solution shall be that all the holes are closed, and from that time he will stay on the air every day and no tinkering – only when absolutely necessary.
The transceiver and power supply are in situ only to get the spacing right and allow me to plot where aerial leads etc can be routed. There is much outside work but that is subject to weather and hopefully when I can to a small amount of tree pruning done and plan the transmitting aerial. It is not a large room and there are four computers as I keep two old ones running with XP and Windows 2000 because of certain bits of hardware that won’t work without an ISA slot.
Happily my old ICOM PC-1000 and it’s software is now working fine with Windows 10 with a USB/Serial Port converter for the newer computers (serial ports are rare these days and non-existent on the laptops,) so I might be able to remove one of them.
Hence my ‘chaos’ statement on the posting. I know it looks a mess right now …. Well …. It is a mess right now, but hopefully order will emerge in time.
I’ve no particular plan on the completion date but I think I’ve pretty much got all the bits I need. Playing it by earphone so to speak. ☺
Update from Bob Clay 15th May 2019″
Regards the new radio shack I was putting together at the back end of 2018
I thought you might like to see how it has come along since them. Some major
I’ve had to remove two old computers to make room as I expanded the shack.
I got heavily into SDR following the purchase of a second hand Flex 3000 on
Ebay and then an RSP2 duo receiver which meant adding extended monitors to
the two primary computers in place. This meant wall mounted monitors as
well as the desk units. Each computer now feeds three monitors which is
very handy for SDR software as you can split the separate windows across the
Also bought a problematic Yaesu FT101z which have got going and still
working on. The reality is I do more listening than transmitting as SDR
enables you to cover a colossal frequency range. Aerials are still a work in
progress hampered by lack of space. My roof is starting to look like
Cheltenham on a bad day.