[CQ-Contest] Stand-up operating position

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Thu Feb 12 14:50:57 EST 2009

Some people have found that sitting on one of those large inflatable balls (the ones actually designed to be used as chairs) are useful for that purpose.  They kind of force you to sit in a vertical position with your back arched, but without tiring your legs as when standing in the same place for several hours.  I also have some lower back issues and I hate the dame things, but my wife uses one at her computer desk and loves it.  It might be worth a try ... certainly a lot cheaper experiment than building an operating desk.

Dave   AB7E

Pete Smith wrote:

> Has anyone ever built a stand-up operating desk for contesting?  I have a 
> pinched nerve in my back which gets very sore if I adopt my usual 
> "contester's crouch" for any period of time.  I find it is much better if I 
> stand up, which inspires me to wonder if, short of surgery, I could try 
> operating contests standing, at least part of the time.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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