Sunday, October 11, 2015

New Shack Arrangment

       After room repairs necessitated by a broken water pipe, there have been some changes to the main operating position.  The primary receivers on the lower two rows are the Hallicrafters SX-96 which is very useful for SWBC and BCB DX work To its right is the Hallicrafters SX-111 which is excellent on the amateur bands with great bandspread for an analog receiver and really sharp selectivity with its 50 kilohertz final IF. Because the receiver has a band position for receiving the 10 MHz WWV,  with the bandspread available it also provides excellent coverage of the 31 meter SWBC band.
       On the lower row on the left is the Yaesu FT-757-GX with narrow SSB filters that also operate in the AM position and 300 hz CW filter.  Then comes the Icom R-75 with 250 Hz cw filters in both IF's and mod for 4 kHz filter that operates in the open or AM position.
       To the far right is my old DX standby for over fifty years,  the Drake 2B with  2BQ Q-multiplier.
This is a triple conversion receiver with 50 kHz final IF that with the Q-multiplier in operation can really slice! With aux crystal positions filled and using the 40 meter amateur position and one of the ten meter positions filled with a substitute crystal, it can receive SWBC on 60, 49, 41, 31, 25,19 and 16 meters. Even with the analog dial it can provide frequency readout easily to 1 kHz.

1 comment:

  1. I have that Hallicrafters. Still my all time favorite. Front and center. I like that.