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I am Scott AK6Q. This site is about my original and innovative SIDE KX accessories for your Elecraft KX3 radio, and now the PX3 Panadaptor.  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 this great radio.  My goal was to make the radio 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. 

These products are used worldwide for the last year 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.”

With the release of the new PX3 Panadaptor, I now have Side KX ends and a matching Lexan cover for the PX3 display so your KX3 Line will be 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 well have in R&D a new mobile mount for both the KX3 and the PX3 so watch for updates here on these new products.

Recently there has been an attempt to copy my Side KX ends, please don’t be fooled into thinking these are the same.  My Lexan cover will not work with the copy ends.  Please keep in mind, 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 just released the new KXPA100 Mount!  please look at the mounts section!

PLASTIC UPDATESeptember 27th:  The NEW injection mold for the KX3 covers are out of the mill and are being pollished.   looks like next week I should be getting the proof set of parts.  If all goes as planned I should have parts to ship by the end of the week.  I will keep you posted.

My Lexan polycarbonate covers have had signicant delays in fabrication, since May.  My fabricator is still very ill and unable to return to the shop. He brought in a temporary man in June that just has not worked out.  The parent company that rents space to my fabricator has moved him out, due to his illness and absence.   These vacuum formed covers are pretty easy to form, but they are very time consuming to trim with and have high cost of milling time on a CNC machine. This hand work has creates time delays into getting parts.

What I am doing is transition over from vacuum forming to injection molding.  This will benifit both me in time savings, and the consumer in an even better quality part.  Both parts will be made of the same smoked polycarbonate plastic.  Injection molding will yeald a much better looking part and have a more consistant thickness in the corners.  Instead of getting about 100 vacuum formed parts in a two week run when I order, I will be able to get 500 injection molded parts in 1 day by eliminating the CNC milling trim process.  Now there a price to pay for this time savings.  That is the cost of a new mold and the time to have it made.  I have finalized the mold design this week and materials have been ordered to create it.  It will take about 3 weeks to get the first mold made and another week of proofing the first run of parts before I can ship.

I have tried to find a temporary shop to vacuum form parts with the current mold but the cost is outragous at tripple per part. The market will not support this cost increase.  So, I have some more time to wait as do all of my back orders still from June before I can get caught up.

  I sincerly appologize for these continued delays, most outside of my control.  I really do appreciate your patience.

73 Scott AK6Q


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