New to me Ham Radio - Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V 08/16/12

Just installed my new "Shack" on 3/12/08! Listened to Ham's after my first meeting on 3/12 at the Fox Radio Radio League. Installed the antenna's on Saturday 3/29/08 in the attic (not the Buckmaster) but the cables are running where they can be seen so need to figure out how to get them into the attic via the pantry and 3rd bedroom closet!

Ham Shack consists of:

Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V- 200watt Transceiver            A gift purchased on 8/16/12    
Icom 746Pro          - 100watt Transceiver    
Palstar PM2000A     - SWR / Wattmeter
Ameritron ARB-704         - Interface Relay     SOLD ON 2/20/09
Behringer UCA222  - USB Audio in/out Interface
Heathkit SB-220              - 2KW Linear Amplifier  SOLD ON 2/20/09
Heathkit SB-301      - Ham Radio Receiver
Klipsch Promedia 2.0     - Speakers - Hooked up Mono
Radio Shack SSM-1750         - Sound Mixer
Comet GP-3                    - 2 Meter / 440 Dual band Antenna
Radiowavz 20 Meter       - Dipole using a 1:1 Balun     
Buckmaster 6 Band  OCF Dipole    - (3,000 watt version) 40, 20, 17, 12, 10, & 6 meters.
Alpha Delta TT3G50        - 2,000 watt lightning surge protector
MFJ 270 Guardian Angel       - Lighting Surge Protector for 20m Dipole
Ham Radio Software                     - Ham Radio Deluxe and also Echolink
Desktop Computer NCS Custom     - Intel 5960x Extreme, 32gigs DDR4, Intel NVMe PCIe SSD
   SLI GTX980s, Liquid Cooled AIO
KC9NRN - Ham Shack
Comet GP-3 mounted in the attic for now, very solid signals TX and RX work great!
Radiowavz 20 Meter Dipole mounted in the attic until I get my General. I use it with my built in antenna tuner on 10m with some successes to Alabama and Louisiana with about an SWR of 1:5.
Tha name says it all! The Buckmaster OCF Dipole is built like a tank, it goes up as soon as my LMR400 feedline shows up
Picture of the shack prior to selling the SB-220. The Astron RS-35M and 746 now have cooling fans behind them blowing quietly and keeping the them very cool. The basements stays around 62f.
(7/20/08) Behind the shack, finally got it hooked up to the amp and performed a tune up and one test to confirm operation at low power.  I'll be installing the 3kw OCF Dipole next weekend and will post the results of full power testing then. I also have to complete the grounding of the entire station then as well!
Palstar PM2000A SWR / Wattmeter to be used on main equipment until the 3000 Pro is available again.
Radiocraft has their 3000 Pro available at the end of summer 2008 I'll have that one in the shack by September I hope.
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Night time listening, the SB-301 is now hooked up to the 20m dipole in the attic for RX and is doing a great job!
I need to take a picture of everything on including the Nixie Clock a friend got for me, I change the shack so often I can't keep up!
Older picture of the shack (06/08/09) Icom 746Pro, it's also hooked up to my computer for remote control (HRD and Echolink)
Late 2008 Picture of the shack - Custom built by me computer, Intel Quad Core 2.4ghz CPU, 12gigs memory, Nvidia 8800GTS, RAID0 Array - Western Digital VelociRaptors 300gig 10k rpm hard drives, Sound Blaster XF-i sound card and dual Plextor DVD Burners plus dual Dell 24" LCD Monitors.
Here are the parts I purchased to mount the OCF Dipole to the top of the mast. I know it's bulky but it mates directly to both.
As nutty as it looks, when I paint the balun and the pvc adaptor it should look ok, at least its safe from weather and is solid to the mast. The feedline will just run straight down inside the fiberglass poles. But where to put it, the trees aren't gonig to work, wife says the side of the house but the looks won't be very good, not sure what to do...
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