[CQ-Contest] SO2R Setup - Left,Right or Up,Down

Barry w2up at mindspring.com
Tue Jan 28 08:41:29 EST 2003

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.
Barry W2UP

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.
> 73,
> dale, kg5u
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Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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