[CQ-Contest] Size of Dual Monitors

Dick Flanagan dick at k7vc.com
Mon Mar 17 04:29:20 EDT 2014

I need help from the Masters.

I am in the planning stages of a SO2R station.  The center piece will be 
the two radios and two LED computer displays above the radios.  The 
displays will be side-by-side and supporting all of the 
contesting/logging/propagation windows driven by one central contesting 
computer.  I could be talked into having two computers--one for each 
display--but I would appreciate if that discussion were held another day.

Today I am looking for assistance in choosing the proper LED display 
terminals. What is the optimal size of these monitors?  They can be long 
and skinny or basically square.  Has experience shown that one 
particular screen size and/or aspect radio to be better than another in 
this application?  I am partial to Samsung, but I can be talked out of 
that too if appropriate.

The displays will be mounted above the radios slightly above eye level 
with their fronts basically even with the front panel of the radios.  No 
wall-mounted monitors here.

Once the displays are chosen, then possible we can wander off into the 
one vs. two computer forest.

So those of you with two terminals displays, let us know what you hate 
about them, what you love, what you would do different.  Help me avoid 
the mistakes I am destined to make without your help.

Needless to say, Thank YOU!

Dick Flanagan K7VC
dick at k7vc.com

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