Ham Radio Console Assembly

Here are some pictures of building the ham radio equipment console rack in the 2×2 configuration. Sorry, some of them may be a little out of focus.

I started by bolting the two 45 degree sections together, and then bolting them to two straight sections on either side. This formed the base which all other sections where mounted upon.

Here’s a view of two sections of the rack bolted together. They are on the south wall of the office. In the following pictures, I’ll bolt on other sections like these. Each rack unit is bolted to the next which makes the entire rack very stable and secure and electrically cohesive. (Very important!)

Here is a view with one section bolted to the corner section. It starts the wing on the west wall of the office. When all the bottom sections are secure, I will bolt other sections without the rectangular box unit upside down to the tops of these. The result gives the console a turret effect and makes viewing the equipment much easier.

Adding the Top Sections
  South Wall

Adding the Top Sections
West Wall

Filling in and testing a bit

Filling in and testing a bit more

Filling in a bit more

Keeps on going

Ham Equipment Section

South Wall Bottom Section

Ham Gear Section

Ham Gear Closer View

Video Section

More Picx

Notice the cool woodwork

New Console Setup
New Console Configuration

Mother Computer from Alien
Well…maybe not.

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4 Comments

    1. Well, I don’t know. I found mine quite by accident on eBay. If you are any good with wood, or know someone who is, you could build some custom cabinets and put rack rails in them.

      You have a great shack area that would really look nice with some custom racks and desk space.

      Kind regards and 73,

      Ray, WA5RAY

  1. Hello,
    Very nice consoles you have there in your shack.
    You’ve must be a lucky man to find that on Ebay!
    I’ll try now to make it myself in wood.
    I just have a question for you: what is the corner in degrees for
    the lowest part and upper part of the console? Is it 45° or 30°?
    Thanks in advance!
    73’s de ON4ERC, Paul

    1. Paul,

      The corner rack modules are 45 degrees. In the new setup, I put them together to create a 90 degree turn so the whole console would fit in my smaller room. The one thing I really miss is a walk area behind it. It’s really tough getting cables routed back there compared to the old room where I had a walkway.

      73 de WA5RAY, Ray

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