What rack to purchase?

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I have a flex 6700 several power supplies an icom 5100 and several small vhf/uhf amplifiers. What rack would you reccomend I get to house all this equipment in case of an earthquake. Thanks. Jim
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Will the studio rta producer station work well for this? Thanks. Jim
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I don't know the answer but I hope you don't mind a short ramble.  No clue about earthquakes.

I sure like the looks of these studio  workstations. I never saw something like this until very recently while looking for a new shack desk above and beyond a door and sawhorses. They seem made to order.

I've held off on the Studio RTA Producer Station because the price seems too low ($400 on sale). I have to wonder if it is flimsy or much smaller than the pictures portray. I've found there are many other studio desks available at different prices so I'm going to try and hit up Guitar Center or other local music stores and sit down at a desk for a while.

Envisioning the racks full of rigs, power supplies, amps and such, it looks like a dream setup. Being on wheels so you can get to the back easily enough is a nice touch. There's no issue about running cables in and out of the desk. The upper shelf on this particular model looks a little small for two 27" monitors. I do like the mini rack on the top of the desk. Seems like a good place for the rotator controller or anything that requires adjustments.



This desk looks like something that should be filled with Collins equipment.

73,
Kev K4VD

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Here i use  http://www.ebay.com/itm/121886955764

have radio ,power supply   ,1kw HF ,1Kw VHF linear  ,432 and 1296 Transverter  ,6 x 2 ANT Switch and ,web remote powerbar   

have it on basement  ,on operation station  have only my PC and USB microphone and PTT foot-switch on serial port of PC 

so if need radio cabinet  (entire station) may moved remote or else  ,have do it in prevision to put it on mountain top someday ....

hope it help   Marc  VE2OLM

on picture one of the linear was remove for service

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I use Startech racks and have been pleased with them. But, go to craigslist and search for racks. Often people have them and want to get rid of them very cheaply, often for nothing.
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Ive ordered a GoPro 12u rack and some shelves hope it's ok. Jim
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Neal - K3NC, Elmer

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Don't worry, a rack is a rack (they are commodities. usually you just look for the most convenient and best price at the time you need one!)
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Please let us know how it works out. Pictures! :) 

73,
Kev