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 62 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 TM-241 (2m FM)
Tyt TH-UVF1 Portable (2m/70cm)

SDRPlay RSP1 100kHz-2GHz SDR Receiver
CCW SDR-4+ HF SDR Receiver
RTL2832U R820T2 USB SDR Receiver

ANTENNAS:
Hy-Gain TH-7DX 7 Element Tribander (10m/15m/20m)

ZS6BKW Dipole (40m/20m/17m/12m/10m)
30m Inverted V Dipole
40m Inverted V Dipole
60m Inverted V Dipole
80m Inverted V Dipole

Diamond X50 Dualband (2m/70cm) Collinear
162MHz Endfed Dipole (AIS RX)
UHF Folded Dipole
137MHz Turnstile (NOAA WxSAT RX)
BiCraft BunduBasher EFHW (40-20-15-10m)

STATION ACCESSORIES:
KENWOOD AT-120 ANTENNA TUNER
AMERITRON AL-811 600W LINEAR AMPLIFIER (HF)

LDG DTS-6 ANTENNA SWITCH
AMERITRON ARB-704 AMPLIFIER INTERFACE
AMERITRON ATP-102 TUNING PULSER
QNC HF QRM NOISE CANCELLER
KENWOOD MC-60 DESK MICROPHONE
KENWOOD SP-23 SPEAKER
YAESU G-1000C ROTATOR
HEIL PROSET PLUS HEADSET w/DUAL-ELEMENT BOOM MIC
MICROHAM MICROKEYER II
K3NG ARDUINO CW KEYER
ELECRAFT W2 SWR/POWER METER 
2x DAIWA CN620A SWR/POWER METERS
HAL DXP-38 MULTIMODE TNC 
AEA PK-232MBX MULTIMODE TNC

plus an assortment of Power supplies and other accessories

 


Shack Layout


Kenwood TS-590S, Kenwood SP-23 Speaker, Kenwood PS-60 PSU, Kenwood MC-60 Desk Mic, MicroHam MicroKeyer II,
QNC HF Noise Canceller, Ameritron ARB-704, Ameritron ATP-102, SDRPlay RSP1, Elecraft W2 Power/SWR Meter


Kenwood TM-241



TYT TH-UVF1 Portable (2m/70cm)



Kenwood AT-120 / DTS-6 Antenna Switch / LP-30 Low Pass Filter


Cross Country Wireless SDR Receiver

 

 
Ameritron AL-811 HF Amplifier


 
Multi-Monitor Setup


The Shack PC - An Intel i5 with 16Gb RAM, Running Windows 10 64 Bit.


Second PC running GridTracker / Hamspots

 
HDSDR Software with SDRPlay Receiver running on a MiniPC fed by USB - Panadapter following TS-590S


 

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