Flex Contesting setup

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Setup for JIDX cw 2015 for you shack setup entusiasts..

Flex 6500/flex control
K1EL winkeyer
Modified AL811H with drive resistor and 4 X 572B tubes(ARB 74 tx relay protection)
Elecraft W2 Watt Meter
SteppIR Rotatable Dipole on Yaesu G450A
Acer Predator i5/8gb ram(Emerson TV for large display)
Ipad Air with K6TU control on flex arm
DDutil for SteppIR band tracking
SDR Bridge driving CW skimmer instance with DAX IQ
N1MM logger +

Very comfortable setup and systems worked well.

Wish band conditions could have been better, but dang the shack is looking cool!  Ready for the next test!


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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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What a fantastic shack. You even have room for a dedicated beer fridge.
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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Ha.. indeed  I have a full sized fridge just outside the shack door :-).. ready for the drop in solar cycle conditions..
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Steve W6SDM

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Very nice looking shack.  About your big monitor - is that a TV hooked up with HDMI?  Do you have any ergonomic issues looking up at it?   I have five 27-inch monitors hooked up to my computer and the higher ones give me neck pain if I stare at them too long.  I am working on adjustments to counter that.

Steve
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I Steve thanks so much.  Yes Its an emerson 40" TV.  the video quality is surprisingly good!  and since everything is so big..  Its pretty easy to see.  I have the desktop monitor there to avoid excessive neck strain.. 
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Mark Griffin

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Looks like you have a real nice setup.
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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thanks Mark.. much appreciated.  Its always fun making a hamshack that looks like and Aircraft Carrier CIC op position :-)
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Ross - K9COX

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Do you have any Binford tools?
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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"Tim Taylor grunt"  :-).