This is the shack in 2002- A culmination of over 25 years of building and collecting. I still have the IC260E that I bought in 1979, for 2m and driving transverters. The 70cm transverter is a proprietary bought in unit giving about 10W O/P, whereas all the others are ‘home-brew’. The 6m transverter, like the 70cm one, is dual-conversion and uses a home-brew 2m-HF transverter to provide the 28MHz IF. (Before I got my IC725, I used this 2m-HF box to work all over Europe on 10, 15 and 20m with less than 1W back in 1993). Output power on 6m is 15W. The Transverters for 23cm and 13cm are ‘Chinese copies’ of DB6NT’s designs published in DUBUS. The 23cm box delivers a healthy 20W and the 13cm one, around 1W.       
This box controls 2 remote switch boxes. The knob on the left switches the 2m path to either the 2m amplifier (80W) or any one of the transverters. The switch on the right selects either the Mini-Quad or CobWebb for HF work.
This box performs 2 functions. Primarily it is based around the BARTG MultyTerm for G4BMK’s BMKMulty software, but it also houses the CI-V remote interface for ICOM radios.
The DATONG based RF Speech Compressor ‘in front’ of the IC725
On HF, I run a ‘much-modified’ IC725. It and the IC260 are fed into the Timewave DSP-599ZX. Audio compression on HF is
achieved by way of a home-built RF Speech compressor based on a DATONG design. I don’t care much for Packet Radio except that it does have it’s uses where DX-Cluster is concerned . . . and even that is non-functional in Scotland for long periods of time!    
However I do run PacTor and AMTOR along with SSB and CW. There was a time when I could watch television and copy CW simultaneously . . . but alas, with the onset of children, CW operation took a ‘back-seat’ and my aural skill in that department diminished. But, thanks to another home-built box and some excellent software by Mike Kerry, G4BMK, I can run CW, AMTOR and PacTor from one of the three PCs in the shack. For logging purposes, I use ShackLog, by Alan Jubb, G3PMR. Although this is a DOS program, it boasts some very powerful functions, in particular rig control and the ability to read the mode and frequency from the rig when a QSO is logged. ShackLog also has a DX-Cluster interface and the ability to QSY the rig to any chosen DX ‘spot’.