This is where all the action takes place....Well most of it!


                                                                The Shack


The shack is made from two buildings. The stone original building built in 1910 was a wash-room and coal-house. The first door (on the left), was a toilet but is now my PCB etching and wash-room. To the right of this room is an add-on timber extension that is the PCB manufacturing area. This leads to the main shack and where the main door is attached is the newer building circa 1980 added to the original. This gives me about 12ft square room inside. The highest part of the roof inside the main shack is about 12 ft and the lower, about 7ft inside.

Between the shack and the garage is where the antenna mast is supported by a palm tree. The mast supports the centre of a doublet fed half wavelength at 80 mtrs.

The shack at July 2015 












                                          THE PCB ROOM


A 4-band SSB transceiver. Puts out 40W (on a good day) 


 The top of the transceiver...


And the bottom view...