This station is used for training with call DN2WK too.
I never thought it , I sold my beloved Icom IC- 746 and other transceivers to buy me a brand new Yaesu FT-DX 1200.
So my main short-wave radio is currently a Yaesu FT-DX 1200(The one in the third picture) with HF and 6m. It makes 100W on shortwave. A great machine! I use a MD-100 Mike with Grundmann Modification for the FT-DX 1200. And the MD-85 for the TS-770E, the FTM-400xDE and a CB-Radio.
The brand new Yaesu FTM-400xDE I use for repeater and direct QSOs . I can reach 3 digital C4FM Repeaters at my location. It’s absolutely great and an better Quality then DMR. I have the Camera Mike too. Works perfect with sending pictures.
I use a X50 from diamond in 10m high for it.
Some other old ham transceivers or radios:
Yaesu FT-200 from 1968
Sommerkamp FR-100B from 1965
Sommerkamp FL-200B from 1965
Kenwood TS-770E (2m/70cm All mode) from 1979
Kenwood TR-2300 (2m QRP portable) from 1979
Kenwood TS-120V (Shortwave QRP) from 1978
Trio 9R-59DS (Shortwave CW/AM Receiver) from 1968
I love sometimes to operate like a OM in old times 🙂
Military Collector Pices:
NVA R-107T Transceiver (20-52 Mhz FM)
Russian Military Receiver R-323M (20-115MHz CW/SSB/AM/FM)
NVA R-105M Transceiver (36-46.1 MHz FM)
Redifon GR-345D (2-12 MHz SSB/CW/AM)
For more details see the surplus page: http://dc2wk.schwab-intra.net/?page_id=1329 Some are soled.
My CB-Radio Highlights are:
All Sommerkamp Coffee warmer (TS-680edx, TS-780DX, TS-788DX) and a lot of more Sommerkamps. See my Sommerkamp page: http://dc2wk.schwab-intra.net/?page_id=1323
Handic 12305 and 1235 and others…
I have for QRP portable a Kenwood TS-120V with a self-made ZS6BKW Dipole and a self-made Z-Match. It have a nice modulation and a good receiver. See Pictures at the end.
I also have some old CB-Radio Stuff from my beginnings at the 80’s. Not enough space for all old radios, so I sold a lot of 🙂
My Big Linear PA is a homebrew linear amplifier with one GS35B tube in a computer 19 inch (6 inch high) server case. It can make near 2KW PEP Output. See
building report at: http://dc2wk.schwab-intra.net/?page_id=115
In Germany is only 750W PEP allowed on shortwave. I can use it for all shortwave radios.
My main antenna is a Diamond X510 antenna for 2m/70cm and for long distance 2m repeaters a vertical 5 element beam. For 2m/70cm SSB I have a 5 Element horizontal on my antenna rotor under the hex beam.
For DMR I have a 7 element 70cm beam in fix direction. I use the Retevis RT3 for DMR operation.
For 10,12,15,17,20 m I have a classic Hexbeam (DL7IO). For 6m I use the Hexbeam with the Icom internal tuner. For 4m I have a two element in combination with the 2m Vertical beam.
I also have a Butternut HF5V-III all band vertical from 10-80m for a power up to 2 KW.
For 80-30m I build a High Power HiEndFeed Antenna what can handle 1KW.
Near distance QSOs in Europe works better with this antenna.
For 2m/70cm portable I have a Baofeng UV-3R with 2 Watt and a Baofeng GT-3 with 5 Watt.
For the digital modes and logbook I have a Quad core Computer (6GB Ram) with self-made interfaces to the transceivers. I use ham radio deluxe. For portable use, I have a little sub-notebook with HRD.
In the car I have a Icom TH-9800 Quad band with a 10m/6m/2m/70cm antenna with 50 Watts. I use the MC-48 Mike on it. A great modulation with the Yaesu Mike. The original sound muffled. See the Video at the end for this radio.
Here you find some of my QSL in the eQSLs Album: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yfg5ewf06talhza/AABvBr4p2e6HN1L2VPrd1tyza?dl=0
Pictures from my shack:
Here is my Main Transceiver. A great machine! The Yaesu FT-DX 1200 with FFT-1 option for decode CW,PSK and RTTY, and the voice module. My USB Interface is a SB-2000 from CG-Antenna. The MD-100 has a selfmade LED-Electret modification (like DM2GM) and a great sound 🙂 Over the FTDX is a Label Printer for QSL Cards.
Then comes the Kenwood TS-770E 2m/70cm All mode Transceiver.
On it is a little 50W Linear for 2m. I got the original Speaker for it 🙂
The Kenwood MC-85 I can use with the TS-770, the FTM-400xDE and the Albrecht AE-8000 radio. This AE-8000 is a special Edition with wood optic, golden knobs and a black-orange display. Brings 5W output. It can works (with a switch) from 25-30 MHz (FM).
After that on the right side is a silver Yaesu/Sommerkamp Oldi side 🙂
I have a FT-200 with 10-80m and 100W Output and a FR-100B Receiver with the FL-200B Transmitter. The 500W Transistor Linear I use with the TS-788DX (low Power) or with the TS-120V. In the left upper corner you see the lovely Sommerkamp TS-788DX coffee warmer.
The linear makes, about 1500-1800 Watts on near all bands with my FT-DX 1200. In Germany is only 750W PEP allowed on shortwave. The Tube is a GS35B with 3800 V anode voltage (1.2A). Everything is self-build. See the page http://dc2wk.schwab-intra.net/?page_id=115 .Over it is my home made antenna tuner up to 2 KW Pep for all antennas.
Two 35A power supplies deliver the power for all the Radios.
At the left is my lovely Sommerkamp TS-788DX 🙂
At the right is the Redifon GR-345 Transceiver.
Upper Area: With this handic (orange/black), I worked my first QSOs in 1976 as a Child 🙂 And some other CB-Radios like Sommerkamp, Universe 5500, …
Left side: Comet vertical for 23cm,2m and 70cm vertical. Bottom: self build 2m Groundplane for TS-700G and a vertical dipole for the 2m Echolink node DC2WK-L. Middle: The Hexbeam for 10m-20m+6m and 2m horizontal beam for SSB and 2m/70cm vertical beam.
The dipol is replaced now with a all band vertical antenna. The Butternut HF5V-III.
For 80-10m I build a High Power HiEndFeed Antenna what can handle 1KW.
Near distance QSOs in Europe works better with this antenna. You can’t see it in the pictures.
I spend a lot of time here in my Shack. And I have a extra place in my shack for my wife. She play computer in this time. So we can be together, when I celebrate my hobby.
Videos from my Shack (most of are old versions):
You find more videos at my Channel
I sold this magnum delta force to a friend.
This is a old version, the Shack looks now a lot different.
Some radios are sold.