[CQ-Contest] Stand-up operating position

W4ZW w4zw at comcast.net
Thu Feb 12 16:36:46 EST 2009


I've done this, and regularly do it when I really get to operate a lot,
which with kids is not too often.  I use one of those monitor stands you can
pick up at Staples or Office Depot.  Most have an adjustable height and lots
of desk space.  I place both the keyboard and keyer on it, and often one of
the transceivers as well.  I've also used a wireless keyboard and headphones
which permits a bit of walking around.  Especially good on SS Sunday


Jon Hamlet, W4ZW

Casey Key Island, Florida
"A little piece of paradise in the Gulf of Mexico"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pete Smith [mailto:n4zr at contesting.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:10 AM
> To: CQ-Contest
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Stand-up operating position
> 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
> stand up, which inspires me to wonder if, short of surgery, I could try
> operating contests standing, at least part of the time.

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