Absolutely! It's important to change positions periodically if you are
going to operate for extended sessions!
The airlines are seeing cases where people are dying from
sitting in a restricted position for long periods of time on long
flights, and cases have also been reported for people driving
long distances without getting up periodically.
In CW contests, I like to switch off to a pair of 900 MHz RF
headphones (Sony) that allow me to stand, jog in place, and
even to run to the bathroom or kitchen during a long CQ. I
switch off between Heil and an old pair of Telex "in the ear"
headphones to keep my ear from being flattened the same way
for too long.
The wireless headphones also allow me to monitor the activity
in a multi-single when I'm not operating, or when I'm getting
ready to take the chair from the current operator.
In phone contests, I use a couple of different pairs of Heil
headsets to provide at least a little variation, and like the
long cable to allow me to stand and stretch once in a while.
Jeff Maass firstname.lastname@example.org Located near Columbus Ohio
USPSA # L-1192 NROI/CRO Amateur Radio K8ND
Maass' IPSC Resources Page: http://home.columbus.rr.com/jmaass
Circleville USPSA/IPSC: http://home.columbus.rr.com/jmaass/pcsiipsc.htm
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Rex Maner
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 10:42 AM
> To: CQ-CONTEST
> Subject: Fw: [CQ-Contest] headphones
> I also like to be able to stand up when things get slow. I've actually
> dozed off while the CQ machine is going between contacts. I don't rember
> doing so when using the paddle. I do have some Senior moments however.
> Hope to See everyone in WPX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "VR2BrettGraham" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 00:09
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] headphones
> > N2EA asked:
> > >Meanwhile, a question: Has anyone else gotten tired of wrapping the
> > >6' cord around their desk chair, and decided to shorten the proset
> > >cable?
> > I find that after wrapping a enough of the lead around a snap-on ferrite
> > core in order to combat RFI, the lead could easily be another half meter
> > or so than it already is.
> > Or am I the only one who likes to stand from time to time when
> > operating? ;^)
> > 73, VR2BrettGraham
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