ROARS Member "Ham Shacks"
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ROARS Club Station - N6ROR
The new club communications trailer as as deployed and when under construction
Night shots of a mechanically complete trailer waiting for radios
Now used for EMCOMM testing, Field Day and any major club activity.
Totally self-contained with solar panels, big batteries, night lighting, HF/VHF/UHF radios and antennas.
Radios include a Flex 6500, ICOM 7300, Yeasu FTM-400 & Anytone D868UV DMR. Putting much of the hardware on a rack mount cleared up much needed desk space for other office needs, and gives great shielding and grounding.
Antennas are a 10-15-20 meter Yagi Cushcraft A3S on a rotator,a 80-40-30-20-17-15-12-10 meter end fed long wire (EFLW-8010) and a 6 meter Vertical (Diamond CP62)
Many HT's (too many), and a dedicated Uniden scanner.
Andrew and Laura
Great custom antenna farm in Ranchita, and a full array of analog and digital communications setups.
The big one is 10-160 home brew fan dipole. And the H tower is vhf and uhf. There are three towers that aren't pictured.
Steve S (RIP)
A serious Ham shack. Two crank-up towers, antennas for all bands, weather station, scanner, linear and a multitude of current and classic radios. Santa Clause recently gave him an ICOM 7300. Worked all 50 states, Antarctica and more. With Steve's unexpected passing in 2022, this equipment is now all around the county and country.
Since I'm a new member... Just like to share my station. I was impressed with the emergency plan the club has. I was worried that the club may not have much of a plan. I was wrong. I love that the club focuses on actual situations and preparedness. My station can operate on solar/battery backup and generator. Operational on hf 80-10m all vhf/uhf, frs/gmrs and cb. Mobile I only have vhf/uhf/gmrs/Frs. Portable vhf/uhf/gmrs repeater also available with 4x4 for location drop where it's needed. Glad to be a part of the group!
Has a most impressive office/Ham Shack with a granite-rock mounted 30' Vertical that is also a flag pole and a 203' End Fed Long Wire (EFLW). Between both antennas he is good for 160 m to 6 m, plus his VHF/UHF system. Radios include ICOMs 7000, 7100 & 7610 plus and Elecraft KPA500. Yaesu's dominate his VHF/UHF family, but there is room for an Anytone D868UV DMR.