I did a bit of shack reorganization over the weekend and Monday morning. It isn’t quite finished, there’s still some cable management to do, but the photo below is a good representation of how it’s now laid out.
Along the top, from left to right, are two Uniden BC-780s which handle MilCom duties, a Uniden BC-895 which handles local ATC duties, a Uniden BC-796 which handles Marine VHF and Jacksonville/Atlanta Center duties, and the Yaesu FT-897D/LDG AT-100 combination which handles amateur radio HF/VHF/UHF and utility monitoring duties. On the desktop is an old Windows HP machine (nicknamed Hoover) which logs and records for the BC-996 below it and one of the BC-780s above, it can also do the same for the BCD396XT portable. The center computer is the primary desktop and is used to control and log with the FT-897D and the Uniden HP-1 to the right. The netbook computer can be used for logging/recording a variety of the radios. The BC-996 handles the SEGARRN and Fort Stewart/Hunter P25 systems and the HP-1 handles a variety of conventional and trunked systems.
Sharp eyed viewers will note the IndyCar and the airplane. The IndyCar is a die cast of Nigel Mansell’s CART championship car, one of my favorite CART seasons. The airplane is an E-3 AWACS and sits on top of my RadarBox ADS-B receiver. The ADS-B receiver is connected to the primary desktop and feeds both the Live Military Mode-S and FlightRadar24 sites.