ZS2EZ SHACK LINEUP

The ZS2EZ zhack is located in a room that forms part of a flatlet at the family home in the residential suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Our family have occupied this house for the past 57 years. The flatlet is against the boundary wall of the property, and the shack is at the end closest to the house (and directly alongside the tower). There is a bathroom in the middle, and the bedroom is on the left.


The ZS2EZ residence. The shack is at the right (directly below the tower)


RADIO's:
Kenwood TS-590S (HF+6m)

Kenwood TR-9000 (2m allmode)
Kenwood TM-241 (2m FM)
Kenwood TK-805 (70cm FM)
SDRPlay RSP1 100kHz-2GHz SDR Receiver
CCW SDR-4+ HF SDR Receiver
RTL2832U R820T2 USB SDR Receiver
TRANSVERTERS FOR 70MHz and 144MHz

ANTENNAS:
Hy-Gain TH-7DX 7 Element Tribander (10m/15m/20m)
Cushcraft A3WS WARC Band 3 Element Duobander (12m/17m) with 30m Addon Kit (Rot.Dipole)
Cushcraft MA8040V Vertical (80m/40m)
EZWire 160m-6m Endfed Wire
40m Inverted V Dipole
60m Inverted V Dipole
80m Inverted V Dipole
G0KSC LFA 50MHz 5 Element Yagi
G0KSC LFA 70MHz 5 Element Yagi
G0KSC LFA+2 144MHz 10 Element Yagi
Diamond X50 Dualband (2m/70cm) Collinear
162MHz Endfed Dipole (AIS RX)
UHF Folded Dipole

STATION ACCESSORIES:
AMERITRON AL-811 600W LINEAR AMPLIFIER (HF)
TOKYO HI-POWER 180W LINEAR AMPLIFIER (6m)
MIRAGE B1016 160W LINEAR AMPLIFIER (2m)
ZS2ACP 50W LINEAR AMPLIFIER (4m)
LDG DTS-6 ANTENNA SWITCH
LDG DTS-4 ANTENNA SWITCH
AMERITRON ARB-704 AMPLIFIER INTERFACE
KENWOOD SP-23 SPEAKER
YAESU G-1000C ROTATOR
HYGAIN HAM-IV ROTATOR
WATSON W-CRI PADDLE KEY
WALTERS ELECTRICAL STRAIGHT CW KEY
HEIL PROSET PLUS HEADSET w/DUAL-ELEMENT BOOM MIC
MICROHAM MICROKEYER II
K3NG ARDUINO CW KEYER
HOMEBREW SOUNDCARD INTERFACE
ELECRAFT W2 SWR/POWER METER (HF & VHF COUPLERS)
2x DAIWA CN62A SWR/POWER METERS
HAL DXP-38 MULTIMODE TNC 

plus an assortment of Power supplies and other accessories

 


The Shack Layout

 


HF Station - Kenwood TS-590S, Kenwood SP-23 Speaker, MicroHam MicroKeyer II, LDG DTS-6, Ameritron ARB-704, Daiwa CN620A Meter, Elecraft W2 Meter

 


Kenwood TR-9000 VHF Allmode Transceiver with BO-9 Base Unit

 


Kenwood TM-241 VHF FM Transceiver


Kenwood TK-805 UHF FM Transceiver


Cross Country Wireless SDR Receiver

 


Ameritron AL-811 HF Amplifier


Tokyo Hi-Power 160W 6m Amplifier


Mirage B-1016 160W 2m Amplifier

 
Multi-Monitor Setup


The Shack PC - An Intel i5 with 8Gb RAM, Running Windows 10 64 Bit.

 
HDSDR Software running on SDRPlay Receiver - Panadapter following TS-590S


SDR Screens : SDRPlay Panadapter on left, Ship Tracking (AIS) on right

 

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