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Shaking hands while soldering

Aug 4th 2011, 20:06


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KB5DOH asked:

Okay my question besides going to a doctor has anyone found a way to steady the shaking-hand syndrome as I get older it gets worse hard to align and neutralize not to mention soldering, looking for any ideas or suggestions.

Aug 5th 2011, 10:31


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Tremors can happen at any age but tend to be more common in older people. Everyone has some tremor when they move their hands. Stress, fatigue, anger, fear, caffeine, and cigarettes may temporarily make this type of tremor worse.

Translation: Cut out the coffee and soft drinks. Only solder when you are well rested and have plenty of time to complete the task. Avoid discomforts like poor lighting. Some people are highly stressed by florescent lighting.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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