Monday, May 04, 2009
Up until yesterday, my K2 "stand" was the cardboard box that my Yaesu FT-1500 2 Meter radio came in. It was perfect. It lifted the rig about 2 or 3 inches off the table; but yet maintained a flat angle for the front panel as opposed to the titled angle that you get when using the bale. I don't care for using the bale - I like the angle of the front panel to be straight on. Call me "picky".
The cardboard box served well for several years; but as of late it has gotten saggy. What I wanted was something the same size; but sturdier. Yesterday I had to go to a local arts & crafts store to buy some supplies for a school project that my daughter Cara has to do. While I was in there, I decided to walk down the unpainted wood aisle. That's where I found an unpainted wooden box that's normally meant for decoupage projects. The length and width are a bit bigger than I wanted (the Yaesu box almost mirrored the K2's dimensions to a "T"), but the height is perfect. And it only cost me $5.
So now, as you can see, my K2 is happily perched atop its new pedestal; and it's a comfortable fit for me, too. My wrist is at a good angle to manipulate the tuning dial and the buttons without getting tired or feeling cramped.
73 de Larry W2LJ