[CQ-Contest] SO2R Radio Placement

Leigh S. Jones kr6x at kr6x.com
Tue Jan 28 20:57:25 EST 2003

I may be misleading myself, but in my experience the way to get a
neck is to look down most of the time -- as in looking down at a
paper log sheet as you write in it, or at the radio dial.  Or at a
screen that's not level with or slightly above your eyes.  And
looking mostly down all the time and never changing the angle of your

Computer logging, with the screen at eye level, has eliminated most of
my stiff necks that I used to get when contesting.  That, and headset
microphones instead of microphones bolted too low to the edge of the

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clive Whelan" <gw3njw at onetel.net.uk>
To: <frugoli at worldlinkisp.com>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Radio Placement

> frugoli  wrote:
> > I'm considering stacking the two radios, with the run radio on top
and the S&P
> > radio on the bottom.  Any reasons why I rarely see this setup?
> Because imo, it's not as good as the side by side arrangement!
Moving your head
> side to side is much easier than up/down, which will give you a
stiff neck. I
> believe you should be looking downwards slightly at all units.
Ancillary stuff
> like ATUs, antenna switches, etc can be at the next level up,
without causing
> strain.
> That said of course it is a very individual thing.
> 73
> Clive
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