Very nice, neat setup, Dale!
Regarding horizontal vs. vertical rig placement, vertical never made
sense to me. First, it makes intuitive sense to have left and right
radios for left and right ears. Second, from an ergonomic
perspective, reaching for a tuning knob ~12 inches above the desktop
requires additional leaning in, movement of the arm at the shoulder,
and pressure on the elbow. Doing it for a short time wouldn't be a
problem, but I wouldn't want to do it for a whole weekend.
On 27 Jan 2003 at 22:52, Dale L Martin wrote:
> > Hello fellow contesters.
> > I've seen lots of setups using two rigs in a horizontal orientation
> > (i.e. rig 1 on the left and rig 2 on the right), but I've seen very
> > few vertical setups (rig 1 on the bottom, rig 2 on the top). What
> > are folks thoughts on this? Are there reasons for each setup? I've
> > found that the side by side seems tiring. I've got my monitor in
> > the middle, and one rig on each side. Lots of head/eye movement to
> > see things. Going to try a vertical setup with both rigs on one
> > side and would be interested in your thoughts/comments.
> Check out my desk, Al, at http://www.hal-pc.org/~kg5u/kg5u.html.
> A different kind of setup.
> dale, kg5u
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