I am Scott AK6Q. This site is about my original and innovative SIDE KX accessories for your Elecraft radios. I started with the KX3, then the PX3 and continued on to the K3/K3s and now with the release of the KX2 I also have parts for these!
I grew up in the mountains of Colorado and my passion is the great outdoors. I prefer to be on a mountain rather than in the city. This has driven me to develop the SIDE KX accessories. I saw, as many have, a need for additional protection of the KX3 a great radio. My goal was to make the KX3 more pack friendly with a minimalist approach. I strive to keep with the ‘Top Shelf Quality’ that Eric and Wayne have set as the standard for Elecraft. All of my parts are made in the USA.
These products have been used worldwide for the last 3 years and have been proven on the toughest of terrain. Some of the feedback I have received is; “Why didn’t Elecraft do this from the beginning?” and “It's nice to see a quality product still made in the U.S.”
This all started with the development of replacement side panels for the KX3 and then the PX3 each with a smoked polycarbonate cover to further protect your display, knobs and buttons. KX3 Line is seamlessly integrated and more importantly PROTECTED.
I have listened to your requests and I have also created a cover for the paddle port on the front edge of the radio where a user would attach the KXPD key.
I as now have a new mobile mount for both theKX2, KX3 and the PX3 so watch for updates here on the MOUNTS tab for these new products.
The new SIDE KX panels for the K-Line, allow you to have the great looks and added protection of D-Handle sides for the K3/K3s and the P3. I will be adding the KPA500 Amp panels soon!
There has been attempt to copy my Side KX ends, by the Chinese and locally by N8WTT please don’t be fooled into thinking these are the same. I am the original designer of this product and these are mearly week attempts to copy. Please remember my polycarbonate cover will not work with these copy ends. I do not sell on Ebay, or any other locations on line. This web site is the only place other than conventions I attend and sell in person, to get the real SIDE KX.
I have also recently added a new mount for the KXPA amp.
PLASTIC UPDATE: July 22nd,2016
GREAT NEWS FOLKS...the long awaited new Injection Mold for the KX3 and PX3 covers is here and I now have plastic (Lexan) covers in stock for the KX3 and PX3! I have been working feverishly to get the back orders shipping. I have now gotten through April 2016 shipped so far as of today! (Split orders are still pending).
I am a one man shop and so it takes a little time to do the label making and packing... I will post updates on the back orders going out as I go. I will get some pictures up of the new covers as soon as I can. I thank everyone for their support and patience!
I as well have the mold KX2 cover and mobile mount is cut and at polishing I expect proof parts late next week.
I also have sent out the design for the mobile mounts for the KX3 and PX3 to the mold maker and they will start on this mold late next week. Again about a 3-4 week time to create the mold and get it all polished up and a set of proof parts for approval.
Below are pictures of the first proof set of the new injection molded KX3 and PX3 covers.
Clear are the proof set and the smoke is an original vacuum formed for comparison (the new injection covers will also be the same smoke grey as the old vacuum formed covers!)
73 Scott AK6Q
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