M1NER’s Shack

The M1NER shack has the following radios.

  • Yaesu FT-991A – HF, VHF and UHF all mode transceiver with AM, FM, SSB & C4FM/Fusion/Wires-X
  • icom IC-705 – HF and VHF all mode QRP transceiver
  • Yaesu FTM-400DXE – 2M and 70CM mobile installed in my 2005 Mini Cooper S R53
  • Yaesu FT-290R – 1980’s portable QRP 2M with FM, SSB and CW
  • Yaesu FT-5D – 2M and 70cm handheld with FM, Fusion & APRS
  • Quansheng UV-K5(8) running the egzumer firmware.
  • Quansheng UV-K5 running the IJV firmware
  • RTL SDR + Raspberry Pi running the M1NER-10 APRS RX only iGate
  • Pi-Star based simplex MMDVM multimode hotspot


  • 2m & 70cm Comet GP-3 Co-linear – Gain (dB): 4.5/7.2
  • Buddipole
  • Homebrew 2m & 4m Slim-Jim for portable operations
  • 2m/70cm mobile whip for my car
  • HW-20HP – Covers bands – 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 & 6m, no ATU, no traps, no losses. More info here.

I also have a lot of vintage computers at home. From Amstrad to Zenith. More on that here – Andy’s Retro Computing Collection

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