New Shack Addition

No, I wish I had added on a shack, but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon I’m afraid. But, I have a new radio to go into the little corner of the guest bedroom I currently use.

The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club’s Holiday Brunch also included a mini-hamfest. I wasn’t planning on buying anything, but I found a deal that was irresistible. Someone was offering two IC-228H with power supplies. Dad had been looking at getting a mobile unit to use as a base station, and I had been getting tired of having to move my ADI between the truck and my desk, so it was a perfect opportunity.

One of the power supplies was blowing fuses, but that was okay because I already had my MFJ. With the excitement of the holidays, I didn’t get a chance to set it up until today. It is working wonderfully! I live in an apartment, so I am stuck with an indoor antenna, and my location is in a nightmare zone for VHF anyway, but it gets me into all the local repeaters I use on low power, so I am writing it up as a win.

Now, if I could only find such a good deal on an HF rig… 🙂

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