KX3 Combo End Panels & Cover

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)


In stock (can be backordered)


These products will make your KX3 ready for travel and use.   The KX3 products again have two elements. The first layer of protection are the Raised Handles on the new end plates.  Then when you add the thermal formed Poly-carbonate Cover you get complete protections that is backpack ready!

The Raised handles offer much needed front panel protection to all of the knobs, buttons and delicate LCD display
•    Made from Aircraft Grade 7075 T6 Aluminum to resist bending
•    All parts are laser cut to match all factory cutouts and media tumbled for a smooth edge
•    All coatings applied by an ISO certified coating company
•    Mil Spec Powder Coating in the factory Elecraft color
•    Two part UV Stabilized Epoxy Silk Screen lettering so it won’t fade or yellow
•    Text matches factory look
•    The new panels will provide a much needed basic carry handle
Adds only .4 ounces to the weight of the radio

The injection molded cover is Poly-carbonate and the same material used in fighter cockpit windshields and bank teller window bullet proofing for the second layer of protection.

•    Completely covers all of the KX3’s delicate LCD display, control knobs and buttons while in transport, keeping away dust and foreign debris
•    Provides limited protection from impact to the front panel when installed, (although we have severely abused some covers with no damage to the radio)
•    Eliminates accidental powering on of radio, protecting the batteries
•    Smoke grey allows visual confirmation of radio power status
•    Snaps easily and securely into Side KX end panels requiring no tools, additional straps,  connectors, or removable parts to get lost!  This cover is FLEXIBLE and does not shatter or crack like acrylic plastic.
Weighs only 1 ounce

All materials from US manufacturers and all production done in the USA

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 oz
Dimensions 7.5 x 3.9 x 1.30 in

11 reviews for KX3 Combo End Panels & Cover

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    73 SA4ARG / Lazze

    I bought the combo package and the paddle cover at the same time I ordered my fully loaded KX3 from Elecraft. And this is a must accessory to protect your radio when you are
    using the radio as a traveling companion outdoors. It protects the display and knobs for any damage if you (god forbid) should drop it. 🙂

    I highly recomend it if you are planning to us the KX3 for serious adventure use.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Fiola AI6AB

    Great addition to the radio, strong with perfect detail.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike KM6AB

    These little gems not only protect my KX3 while in a backpack or suitcase or whatever, they also make the radio look, well, sexy!

    The quality and workmanship are outstanding and installing the side panels was fast and easy. I’m not one to baby my radios and have carried my KX3 in packs with lots of accessories just tossed in the pack to rub and scrape on the radio. Surprisingly the Lexan cover looks fine and is much more scratch resistant than I thought it would be. Its really tough stuff!

    In my opinion the SideKX panels should be supplied with every new KX3 from the factory. Owned since July 2013.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob -W7BV

    The SideKX end plates are of high quality and fit perfectly on my KX3.. The covers is also of excellent quality and together with the end plates provide superior protection to the equipment while travelling or backpacking.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    George. M0UCB (verified owner)

    Ordered KX3 end panels and cover and same for my PX3 for delivery to me whilst on holiday from the Uk in Florida. Scott was really easy to deal with, answered all my emails promptly, delivery was prompt and came well packaged. Products are excellent quality and based on my experience in dealing with Scott, I would not hesitate to recommend GEMS products to other Elecraft ops.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Skip KE7MPO

    I had the opportunity to pick up the combo kit with the paddle cover for KX3 and the combo kit for PX3 in person from Scott. Not only are the kits top notch, it was an easy 5 minute job. Scott is a great guy to talk to. We talked go kits, mountain topping, light weight antennas. Radios in general. I’m looking forward to the mount brackets coming in. The quality and attention to detail is great. Scott is excellent to deal with. I look forward to GEMS future products.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard G8ITB

    Ordered the KX-3 Side plates/lexan cover & paddle port cover direct from Gems Products – quick shipping and great notifications! Wish I had waited a couple of weeks as the “new” items had come into production!! Comparing the GemsProducts items against a set of Cheapo Chinese ‘Windcamp’ knock-offs – there is no comparison! The GemsProducts items are light years better in every measurable quality aspect! My suggestion to any reader is; pay the extra and wait a couple of weeks for the post to arrive! You won’t regret it! The video by John Doogan on YouTube is an excellent primer for those who may be faint-hearted in opening up an over £1,000 cost radio and playing about with screwdrivers! I look forwards to ordering the ‘new’ products for the rest of my Elecraft portable/holiday line-up!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric AK4WR (verified owner)

    The sidepanels and cover arrived on the east coast priority mail seven days after ordering. I had trouble putting the cover the first time on account of the tight fit and after a phone call to Scott he walked me through the process and told me how to get to the instruction videos via the installation tab on this website. There is a proper technique for mounting and removing the cover. Like the Elecraft KX3 itself, this is a precision product. The cover will not fall off.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    RIch – N5ZC (verified owner)

    I ordered the side panels and cover for my KX3 (I liked the side panels and cover that came with a used PX3 I purchased) and they were delivered within a few days via priority mail. Nice unit’s and easy to install. Now my kX3 will be protected for my first SOTA trip.

    73, Rich – N5ZC

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    lmsdr3@yahoo.com (verified owner)

    Just received my kx3 combo PACK ! Great product! People like Scott keep quality in Amateur equipment! If you own a kx2 or kx3 the protective combo kit is a must
    If you use ur kx2 or kx3 as a portable rig get the protective kit from Scott it will SAVE U MONEY!!
    73 and agn TNX’s Steve/W7VI

    • Scott

      Thanks for the business Steve

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    January 18, 2018

    Thanks Scott, I will breath easier now when I am on my SOTA trips.
    The guality of your products are incredible. Thanks again.
    Duaine KA6AIL, 73’s

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