The VK2BA Shack
in January 2008
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This is a composite of
six photographs, in a matrix of three above three, stitched together by
Photoshop.. The shack is almost impossible to photograph because the room is long and
narrow (6 M x 2 1/2 M). The main operating position (Studio A) is on
the left. Here we find on the
bottom shelf L to R: an IC575, FT847 and the home brew valve receiver,
the BA16. Continuing along on the same level is the TA12C transmitter,
the 7MHz VFO, HRO 50T1 receiver. The tall transmitter on the right is
the home brew BA320, an AM unit for 7 and 29MHz. It looks if it is
falling off the table but that is distortion from the 6x stitch!
to the left hand side we have on the second shelf up: FT757, FT920, Home
brew multi band, dual selectivity receiver, the BA22. On the
little shelf in the middle is an antenna current meter and a CB set for
communication with the main house. On the right of that and also on a
little shelf is a bunch of chassis related to my AM operation, 29MHz
preamp and power supply.
to the left hand side and on the third shelf up: My main HF linear, an
Emtron DX1B. an antenna rotator then my fully restored AR7 receiver, an
Australian built version of the HRO, produced during WW2. Continuing
right is my BC348 receiver then my Viking 2 transmitter, provided by
Smitty KD4AF. Next is a CRO for looking at AM modulation envelopes,
something that more stations should do.
DX1B and on the 4th shelf up is my 6 metre linear and to the right of
that is its power supply. To the right of that is a power supply for the
AR7 and then my Eddystone 840A, something I can get going when I get a
few UAF42 tubes.
new top shelf are a bunch of domestic broadcast receivers.Right on the
bottom and to the right of the table is a rack of auxillary equipment to
run the Bendix TA12C transmitter. This is not quite finished. At the
extreme right and on the floor are two AM17A amplifiers, originally used
for ground to air aircraft communication. I use one for 400W output on
To continue my operations I am
looking for some UAF42 pentodes
to repair the Eddystone 840A
Please contact me if you have
these tubes for disposal.