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Received my amateur license in 1985. For the most part I am only interested in HF although  I do have a 2 meter rig (cb for hams). 80% of my operating is on 75 and 160.

The Shack is currently under the knife.

CAD (Sketchup) rendoring for new layout.

More photos to follow.

Current Equipment:


  • Icom 9100 with D-STAR Module (2 meter simplex and backup HF)
  • FlexRadio 6500 (soon to be replaced with 6600M)

Antenna Tuners

  • Palstar BT1500a balanced line tuner
  • Palstar HF-AUTO via HF-AUTO-R
  • Palstar AT-AUTO (Now Kessler Engineering)

Power System

  • Astron RS-50M rackmount 13.8 Volt Supply
  • Ten Tec 9420 100 amp supply for Hercules II
  • RigRunner(s). Three total for power distribution on each level.

HF Amplifier

  • Ten Tec Hercules II


  • W2IHY EQplus
  • W2IHY Iplus
  • Electrovoice RE320 with EV shockmount on Heil boom.


  • Telepost LP100a with dual couplers
  • Telepost LP500 with dual couplers


  • 160 meter half wave fed with 450 balanced line
  • 125' "EFHW" with 55:1 UNUN relay remotely switchable to inverted L for 160.
  • SteppIR BigIR with 80 meter coil. 66 radials of which 60 are sixty foot long. DX Engineering radial plate
  • Array Solutions OCF dipole.



  • Palstar DL2k Dummy Load/watt meter.
  • RF Ground system with Georgia Copper bus bar on desk and DX Engineering Copper Ground bus outside with Alpha Delta surge protectors.All equipment RF grounded with copper braided strap.
  • Balun Designs CMC chokes
  • Raccoon Engineering custom patch panel for equipment.
  • Array Solutions 8 pack antenna controller (inside version)



And of course I had to install a new updated Raccoon Engineering patch panel to facilitate all the new equipment.


For detailed Equipment information check out www.KD0ZV.com

Video of shack before updates  https://vimeo.com/119497119

Have a little over three acres with trees to hang antennas from. Currently running a 160 meter half wave fed with 450 ohm ladder line and 10-80 Array Solutions OCF dipole, 160 Inverted L and a SteppIR BigIR with sixty 60' Radials. Comet GP-1 for the 2 meter band.


Hope to catch you on the air.

73, Rich






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