[CQ-Contest] station tables

Fri Apr 6 09:08:30 EDT 2007


I have been looking for something too.  I think you could come up with a
design and have it custom built for the outlandish price of the ones in the
website that you listed below. I like to start at:


Lots of examples there.

Bill, W5VX 

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>bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of David Robbins K1TTT
>Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 5:14 PM
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>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] station tables
>Thanks for all the replies so far... too many to reply to everyone
>individually.  Some common comments:
>I need 5 or 6 'small' desks and shelves.  These need to be 48-52" wide and
>support an mp, hf-2500 amp, computer, rotor and switchboxes.  And one for
>SO2R that should probably be 72" wide and hold 2-mp's, 2-hf-2500 amps,
>computer, 2-419a bandpass filters, a 6 pack switch, band decoders, rotor
>antenna switch boxes, etc, etc, etc...
>1. Ikea and most of the Staples, Office Depot, etc computer stands and home
>office stuff is just too light and small.  They do have some better stuff,
>if you have specific models that may fit(and that are still available)
>please let me know.
>2. I HAVE cheap, 2x4's and particle board going on 20 years old.
>3. Steelcase and many other surplus desks may be strong but often have
>backs that would make access to power and cables a problem... they are also
>heavy and hard to move.
>4. I have enough other building to do, I really don't want to get into
>building shelves and counter tops, etc.
>5. I am thinking mostly of heavy duty lab or computer center workbenches.
>A couple specific questions...
>Does anyone use keyboard/mouse trays?  While I like them for general
>computer use somehow they don't seem to fit in the radio setup.  Unless the
>desk is very shallow, or the radio is pulled near the front it would seem
>that there would be too much distance between the keyboard and radio.
>Has anyone used tables from this guy:  http://www.hamdesk.com?
>David Robbins K1TTT
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