[CQ-Contest] shack table height - optimal for CW contesting?

Dick Flanagan dick at k7vc.com
Thu Sep 20 22:05:05 EDT 2012

Amen, brother!!!  ALWAYS make sure there is room behind your desk for 
=you= so you can get to all of the cables, wall warts and the back-side 
of all radios and equipment.  Kneeling on the edge of your desk so you 
can stretch over everything is NOT the way to go!Depending on your 
girth, about two feet between the rear of your desk and the wall should 
be minimum.

I remember seeing one world-class station that had the operating desks 
pushed right up against the wall and I couldn't figure out how he ran 
all the cables.  Then I noticed that the entire wall had been cut out 
from table height to the floor so everything could be accessed from the 
adjacent room!  I am still envious!  :)


Dick Flanagan K7VC
dick at k7vc.com

On 9/20/2012 5:28 PM, Hank Garretson wrote:
> Regardless of how high it is, if at all possible leave space so you can
> walk behind desk for access to rear of equipment. In my case, I can't walk
> behind desk, but desk is one foot from rear wall, and I can duck under desk
> and then stand up.
> You'll thank me later.
> 73,
> Hank, W6SX
> Mammoth Lakes, California
> Elevation 8083 feet in John Muir's Range of Light
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