N4CF ham shack

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The ham shack shares space with my home office. The equipment fits nicely on a homemade 10' walnut desk completed in July 2014.

From left-to-right are:

The colorful image on the computer monitor is known as Messier 78 in Orion. It is a bright diffuse reflection nebula – a cloud of interstellar dust that shines in the reflected light of young blue stars. As with other objects in the Orion Complex, M78 is about 1,600 light years away. The smaller nebula in the lower-left corner is classified as NGC2071. This is one of many deep-space objects I photographed in our backyard observatory.

Shack Clock

After struggling for two years with a digital clock that doesn't keep good time, I made an analog clock for the shack.

I found an already-finished piece of ½" walnut left over from the desk, and cut it to fit snugly between two hutch shelves. I glued on a 3" clock face created in Adobe Illustrator, drilled a center hole, mounted a quartz clock movement, installed hands, and it was complete.


Updated April 18, 2018