[CQ-Contest] Noise in the Shack

Brian Short bshort4 at cox.net
Sun Mar 30 09:45:30 EST 2003

Good luck with the article.

In my home shack, the Henry 3KD (which doesn't get much use)
is louder than anything else.  Sounds like the Concorde taking off.

I would think amplifiers are the primary source of noise.

The FT-1000MP internal fan is noticeable when it comes on, also.

The PowerMac G4 is actually quiet, as is.

On Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 11:07 AM, Kenneth E. Harker wrote:
>           This has gotten me to thinking, and I might be able to write
> an article for one of the ham publications about this, about how
> one could reduce noise in other common components of a ham radio
> station.  Yes - most contesters and DXers probably use headphones
> for serious operating and probably don't really give much
> consideration to the audio noise pollution in their shacks.
> But for those times when I'm not wearing headphones, I know that
> I personally would prefer a quiet environment.  I'm even willing to
> spend a little extra to make it that way.
>      I'd be interested in hearing from people about (a) what was
> just too loud and bothered you enough to replace or modify it to
> make it quieter, (b) if anyone has good pointers on how to
> spec replacement fans that are quieter but still move enough
> air, or (c) any other ideas on how to reduce noise pollution inside
> a ham radio station.
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