[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Shacks ?

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Wed Feb 13 17:03:01 PST 2008

>The pressboard that most of the less expensive computer "desks/cabinets" use
>will not even hold a monitor on a shelf without warping...I use a computer
>desk for some of my ham stuff and the larger lowband transceivers can't go
>in the middle of the unsupported top shelf without creating a tendency for
>it to bow downward.
>If you have real wood...go for it!

Exactly, Roger, I built my shelves from 3/4 plywood over 20 years 
ago, sitting on a 4 X 8 cut out sheet of marine ply, sitting on a 
fabricated light weight angle iron steel frame, and it would take 
more than any computer or ham radio gear to bow it!!

And I've used computers sitting alongside the gear for over twenty 
years, and have had little interference except for the first two 
years or so of computers.

But I also use the best co-ax available, carefully installed premium 
N connectors on everything, and I don't "bundle" the coax to the 
outside...I use separate holes for every cable, 3/4 and 1 1/2 PVC, 
angled to keep out the rain, and plugged with rags, even tho San 
Diego is pretty temperate year around...

Colder climes may wish to use foam insulation....

But I guess HT users wouldn't have to bother like that!!

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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