The Radio Shack

This is where it all happens, Radio Communication and Experiments, so many bands and modes and other ways to communicate on the air, the time just seems to fly!

Radio Shack :

Icom IC – 7300 HF plus 6 meter 100-watt transceiver, TFT Touch Screen provides complete operational status including a stunning real-time Spectrum Display with Waterfall plus a useful Audio Scope Display.

Yaesu FT-991A HF/50/140/430 MHz All-Mode “Also Great As Field Gear” Transceiver – 100 Watts (50 Watts on 140/430MHz) C4FM System Fusion linked to a Pi-Hotspot giving Fusion-X Connection to anywhere, Automatic Spectrum Scope With Waterfall Display.

Senhaix N60 3G IP Network Radio Zello/Echo Link/Teamspeak/APRS/ works on GSM/3G and wifi.

Leixen VV-898 UHF VHF Dual Band 2m 70cm Mobile Amateur Radio, Dual-band: 136-174MHz/400-470MHz with 2.5K/5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K Channel steps. Wide/Narrowband selection (25KHz/12.5KHz) Dual Reception/Dual Display.

Uniden Bearcat UBC 355 Base Scanner Frequency Range 25-87MHz, 108-174MHz, 406-512MHz, 806-960MHz. The fixed channels are placed in eight banks, where seven are pre-programmed for known frequencies, CB. PMR, Maritime, and air frequencies. Close Call function is good to find any transitions in the local neighborhood.

TYT MD-380 DMR Radio Compatible with Motorola Tier1/2 Dual Band UHF VHF 5W also works with my hot spot. Frequency range: 400-480MHz (UHF) or 136-174MHz (VHF)

Yaesu FT-8800 Full Twin Band Amateur Mobile Transceiver – VHF/UHF Simultaneous Receive of 2 Frequencies & Cross-Band Repeater Capability. It also receives 108-520Mhz & 700-999Mhz (except cellular)


Diamond X-200 2m/70cm Dualband Base Station Vertical, Antenna, mounted on the chimney stack of the house. N-Type connection with Westflex 10, runs underground down the garden to the shack. (works extremely well)

Hustler 6-BTV 6-Band HF Vertical Antenna 10,15,20,30,40,80M on a DX Mount, I have plans to add heavy wire radials to this antenna, and is a work in progress.

SE-1300 Discone Scanner Base Station Antenna is a very effective multi-band antenna for scanning that can be used as a 2m 70cm collinear antenna as well. Have this outside my Shack on a pole that can be raised up to 12m.

Field Kit:

Retevis H777 Walkie Talkies 18x on 3x Six-Way Chargers. 6 channels with a frequency range of 400 to 470 MHz. It has an integral LED flashlight, a low battery alarm, and an emergency alarm function. Programed to use the UK Scout Event PMR Licence.

Leixen VV-898SP UHF/VHF Dual Band Mobile Backpack Two Way Radio Leixen combined their micro-compact, 25 watt Dual Band UHF/VHF Mobile Radio with a powerful 12A Li-ion rechargeable battery and put it all in a sturdy chassis you can fit in a pack or emergency bag for use anytime, anywhere.

The Resonator is a potable field day mast of my own making. Made from a telescopic window cleaning poles are constructed from fibreglass, will go from 13ft to 30ft, has 4@ Ratchet Straps on a large Mast Wire Rope Hook Bracket, and smaller Mast Three Wire Rope Hook Bracket with guy lines neer the top.