[CQ-Contest] Stacking - it's not just for yagis

Dale L Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Wed Jun 27 19:20:31 EDT 2001

> > 2) Radio #1 and #2 next to each other in the middle, monitor
> above radios,
> > keyboard in front of radios.
> >
> FWIW - I have found increasing difficulty [as age sets in] with a raised
> monitor.  I use  the so called "no line" bifocals, which forces
> me to tilt my
> head up to see a monitor that is higher than desktop level.
> This, in turn,
> creates neck pain over long periods of time.  Having the monitor
> to the left
> [or right] of the radio is no good either as it creates neck
> strain in one
> direction or another.  Bottom line for me is to have the monitor
> on the desk
> directly in front of me.

I also wear graduated bifocals (and they or my eyes also need to be

During a contest at a station with the monitor raised, I actually find it
easier to read the screen, radios, keyboard, quick references to TRLog
manual, etc., with my glasses off.

Same at home where my monitor is below the desktop
(http://www.hal-pc.org/~kg5u/kg5u.html): It's glasses off and, again, very
comfortable reading the screen, radios, etc.

dale, kg5u

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