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The "Shack"

PC Components

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4-3600mhz
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition
  • HDD: 8TB WD Black
  • SSD: 2x 2TB Sabrent Rocket M.2 NVME (PCIe Gen 4.0)
  • PSU: HX Series HX1200 80+ Platinum
  • Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact White
  • Fans: Phanteks PH-F120T30

(The PC is mounted above the top display.)

Desk Stuff

  • Monitors: 4x Acer Nitro VG240Yl
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 MXBlue
  • Mouse: Logitech G900 CS
  • Speakers: 2x JBL 306P MkII
  • Subwoofer: Monoprice Powered 60W 8"
  • Mixer & Voice Proc: TC-Helicon GoXLR
  • Mic:
  • Headphones: beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80Ω
  • Headphone Amp: DROP + THX AAA ONE
  • Macro: Elgato Stream Deck (3x5)

Radio Overview (top down)

  • ANYTONE AT-6666 (CB)
  • Motorola APX6500 HP (UHF R1)
  • Motorola XTL1500 (Main VHF)
  • TYT TH-9000D (220)
  • Motorola XTL5000 (UHF R2)
  • Flex 6400 (Main HF)
  • Hermes Lite 2 (Spare HF)
  • Kenwood TS-2000 (Secondary UHF/VHF/HF Rig)

Bench Overview

  • Amp: KM3KM mercuryIIIS
  • Tuner: LDG AT-1000 ProII
  • Meters: WaveNode WN-2
  • Generator: Fluke 6082A (100K-2.1G)
  • Test Set: Agilent 8935 E6380A
  • PSU: Samlex SEC-1235P-M (14.6v)
  • GPSDO: Some generic one from china (connected to distro amp for radios/test gear)


All critical load devices are run off a 30A supply @14.6v & have 100aH of LiFePo4 battery backup w/ automated switching. In-line (prior to the fuse block) is a Victron Energy SmartShunt for monitoring & load management. All non-critical loads are run off an auxilliary 30A supply w/o battery backup. At some point, I plan to add 1-2kw of solar to improve off-grid runtime.

I do a lot of subscriber maintenance as it's my profession so this is pretty much what's on my desk 24/7.

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