Transmitter Modification?

<R14> No more than two VEX hand-held transmitters may control a single robot during the
tournament. No modification of these transmitters is allowed of ANY kind.

I have two questions.

  1. Do the main transmitter and the partner joystick have to be controlled by two different people? Is it legal for one driver to be holding both remotes?
  2. When R14 say “No modifications”, does this include exterior modification. For example, could I screw on a piece of string to the threaded holes on the back or even just tie a string around the remote to help me hold it while feeding my robot? (My vexnet sometimes loses connection if held below the field wall)

Thanks

Yes, one Student Drive Team Member may hold both Joysticks.

Yes, no modifications includes all modifications, even physical ones to the exterior.