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. This all started with the development of replacement side panels for the KX3 and then the PX3 each with a smoked gray Poly-carbonate cover to further protect your display, knobs and buttons. KX3 Line is seamlessly integrated and more importantly PROTECTED.
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.
WIth the release
of the new KX2, at this years Hamvention in Dayton, I have developed
the end panels and now I also have the matching Poly-carbonate
cover! The new mobile/desk mount bracket is done and I will have
production parts for the KX2 cover and mount in a couple of
These KX3 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 “This is exactly what the KX3, PX3 and KX2 need!”
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.
The SIDE KX panels for the K-Line are now available as well. This will 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 merely 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 KXPA100 amp.
PLASTIC UPDATE: August 22, 2016
GREAT NEWS FOLKS...the long awaited new Injection Mold for the KX3 and PX3 covers is here and I now have plastic (Poly-carbonate) covers in stock for the KX3 and PX3! I have gotten all of the back orders out and I am cleaning up a few loose ends on split orders. IF you are missing something please use the contact button at the bottom of this page to email me.
I really want to thank everyone for their support and patience as I worked through getting these plastic parts injection molded!
The KX2 cover and mobile/desk mount mold is to be delivered late this next week. I will post up photos as soon as I run the parts.
I also have sent out the design for the mobile mounts for the KX3 and PX3 The proof parts look great! I expect the mold in two weeks or so and parts will be available after set up.
Below are pictures of the new injection molded KX3 and PX3 covers. in the right image, the lighter cover is the original vacuum formed cover comparing to the new injection molded covers.
73 Scott AK6Q
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