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Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Two Keyboard

To: Stephen Bloom <sbloom@acsalaska.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Two Keyboard
From: Mike DeChristopher <mfdechristopher@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:40:19 -0400
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Hi Steve,

I think it's entirely a preference thing. I like two keyboards because at
4am it becomes a spatial thing: left ear, left keyboard. No worrying about
hitting the ~ or the \ key. Some of us first learned so2r with two
computers, so that's a factor. Other guys like this as well -- N6MJ comes
to mind, and there are videos of him using this setup on YouTube.

N1MM+ will handle one or two keyboards. So you can configure things based
on the operator's preference before the contest. Play around with it in a
minor contest; you might love it, you might hate it.

Mike N1TA

On Sep 15, 2017 9:14 AM, "Stephen Bloom" <sbloom@acsalaska.net> wrote:

Hey all:

One of the things we plan to do @ KL7RA in the near future is set up a
dedicated SO2R position.  I was about to order computer, monitors etc. for
that position when I remembered (I think it was Andy N2NT) discussing the
advantages of dual keyboard vs. Single Keyboard SO2R at Contest U a couple
of years back.  Question for the folks on this list who do that, how have
you set things up hardware-wise, ergonomics, (our plan was to standardize
the layout of all operating positions, but perhaps we might want different
dimensions for this) etc.  N1MM+ and WinTest both support it, so I imagine
that part is easy, and we'll be using a MK2R+ as a SO2R


Steve KL7SB

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