[CQ-Contest] Noise in the Shack

Mike Gilmer, N2MG n2mg at eham.net
Sun Mar 30 15:01:55 EST 2003

If/when I finish my shack, I intend to be able to operate my ARD amplifiers
in a separate room.  Remote control heads make that a no-brainer.

I also use noise canceling headphones - these are great to remove all the
fan noise.   Once the amps are located elsewhere, these headphones may not
be necessary.

73 Mike N2MG

> 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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