The stairway is beautiful. It has over fifty feet of stair rail and the spindles and railing are either mahogony or walnut I haven't figured out which yet. The plan is to strip the railing and then clear coat over it with polyurethene and leave the spindles white. Note the chair rail around the walls and up the stairway.
Hello from the rolling hills of northeast Kentucky. I am located in Bracken County Kentucky. This county has a low poplulation of amateur radio operators. If you need Bracken County just give me a call on the air or email and set up a schedule. My station is set up inside a walk in closet. The shack is six and a half feet in length and thirty two inches wide. In the image you can see the radio side of the closet. I have a work table and shelves on the other side and I sit in the middle. My equipment is a FT-950 on hf with 100 watts to a homebrew 75 meter off center fed dipole at 18 feet. For vhf/uhf I have a Yaesu FT-847. With this modest setup I have worked 175 countries in the last couple of years (Number 142 was India VU2DSI and 143 was Macquarie Island VK0TH on 40 meters). I have 129 confirmed on LOTW and three with cards. All low antennas are not NVIS as this one has shown. Many of those countries are on 40 and 75 meters. On 8/8/2012 I added an al-811 so now I am running about 500 watts.
I also teach a for credit high school class in amateur radio at Dixie Heights High School in Northern Kentucky. Over the past four years we have licensed 159 high school students and three adults. This fall the course really gained in popularity on November 8th 32 students passed exams including 8 who advanced to general class. I currently have 32 more students registered for my course which began the following week. I have one more session scheduled this school year with about thirty students. The course is called Radio Technology and is a one half credit physical science elective. The club callsign for Dixie Heights High School is KY4DH. I have proven that you can get young people interested in amateur radio!(See February 2009 QST for an article on the class.)
If you hear us on the air give us a shout. Until then 73.
Catch you on the bands.
QSL via direct, bureau, or eqsl. I currently have over 2000 QSOs entered in LOTW over the past two years and am slowly entering my entire log of the past two years plus some contacts I have from previous years.
My buddy Chopper who shares my shack.
Chopper enjoys a good QSO as much as the next guy. He also enjoys hamming it up for the camera!
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