KK4TSJ Station Interior Cleanup

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Previously, I had this PVC monstrosity sitting in the office.  It worked well enough to get me into the closest few repeaters, but it took up about 3′ x 4′ floor space and the cats liked to bat at the radials.

Now that I’ve got the antenna mounted outdoors, we’re feeding the mini-rg8 line in through the window.  I want to ground it outside to a ground rod, but that’s a project for another day when I buy up some LMR400 to serve as the permanent antenna feed system.  I added a simple L-bracket from home depot to my electronics workstation, and the Tonfa UV-985 and Baofeng UV-5R clip right to it with no problems.

Station KK4TSJ
Station KK4TSJ, Note Radios Shelf Top Left

Also, my rubber duck antenna collection was starting to get ridiculous and unwieldy for the tabletops and desk drawers.  I cut about 16″ of 1 1/4″ PVC on the miter saw, glued a cap to one end, glued a threaded bushing to the other, and wrapped it with some camouflage duct tape I had in the garage.  It makes an excellent water tight case with a certain rustic visual appeal.  See for yourself.

1 1/4" PVC Rubber Duck Antenna Case
1 1/4″ PVC Rubber Duck Antenna Case

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