My nickname is Mack.
The pictures below are various operating positions in my shack. My goal is to be able to operate on every band and mode from 160M to 23 cm. I do this at legal limit on 160M - 10M and 100W on all other bands including 23 cm. I have neighborhood restrictive covenants and therefore most of my antennas are wires in trees. There are 12 antennas on my heavily wooded lot and frankly even hams don't ever see them all when they are looking. My primary transmitting antennas are a 3/8 wave inverted L on 160M, an 80 meter loop for 80-10M at 30 meters height and Yagi's for higher frequencies. I use multiple receiving antennas which allows me to do full duplex CW and beam forming in software with the Flex Radio 5000A.
My shack embodies the ying and yang of ham radio. One part is ultra modern and high tech with full computer control of everything. The other half uses vintage rigs, some as old as 1943, and paper logs. I operate in the ying and yang of ham radio daily.
I belong to four great clubs in the local area: The Dayton 2010 Club of the Year the North Fulton Amateur Radio League http://www.nfarl.org, the Southeastern DX Club http://www.sedxc.org, the South East Contest Club http://secc.contesting.com, and the North Georgia QRP Club http://www.nogaqrp.org.
I would like to especially thank my many great friends for all your support through the years since I became a ham in 1968. I won't try to name them all because there are so many.
I also operate two public resources available via the Internet. A CW Skimmer server covering the entire CW portion of 7 bands simultaneously (160M-10M). If you're interested in the CW I can hear at my QTH and would like to link your logging program directly you may connect to w4ax.com port 23 with your logging telnet application. I also send this data to the Reverse Beacon Network at http://www.reversebeacon.net. The second resource is five independently tunable software defined receivers covering 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 10M. Connect tohttp://w4ax.com. More than 1.5 TB of data is streamed to other users monthly.
My other main hobby is trail running. I'm a very active runner typically running six days a week and about 120 miles a month on very rugged and hilly trails. I prefer to run solo so I can have some alone time in the deep woods.
Mack de W4AX
The wider view of the High Tech and AM/CW Vintage stations
The Main Operating Position. Fully automated. One microphone, paddle, and PTT for six transceivers.
Behind the monitor on the desk
The HF Amplifier, 23cm Amp and AC/DC Power
The WebSDR Radios and CWSkimmer Server Hardware
Vintage Position #1 E.F. Johnson on the Left. Military on the Right
Vintage and SDR Position #2
Behind the montior. Amp and Flex 3000 and 1500
To the Right is a Collins 30S-1 (1200W)
Position #3 The S-Line Station
Operating Position #4 - Collins Gold Dust Twins and Collins 32V-3
The Test and Workbench
A 16 TB Raid 5 Server that Backs Up Everything
Master Control. Everything can be remotely controlled from here or on the road via the Internet
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