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Reviews Categories | Specialized Amateur Communication Products | SIDE KX Help


Reviews Summary for SIDE KX
SIDE KX Reviews: 24 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $64
Description: Replacement End Panels for the Elecraft KX-3 and a snap on Lexan cover.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.gemsproducts.com/
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KX4O Rating: 5/5 Jul 18, 2013 07:02 Send this review to a friend
Elegant Simplicity  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Sometimes I wish the plastic cover could be a bit more stiff and feel less delicate. Time will tell if this really is an issue. For now this is merely an observation... not a drawback.

For the moment it nicely protects the front face of the KX3. I consider the plastic cover a sacrificial component. If it does give its life for the KX3, I'll just buy another.

It's all too easy to understate the hours of experience and design effort infused into the evolution of these two simple add on components for the KX3. Good show.
 
KB0NE Rating: 5/5 Jul 18, 2013 06:07 Send this review to a friend
Saved my baconxxxxxxx knobs  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
In a roll-over accident at field day (the radio, not my vehicle) the side plates and cover saved my knobs and faceplate from getting broken or scratched.

Stuff like this happens!

Nothing was harmed and I think this combination of add-on features is worth the cost. If I had broken a knob shaft or 2, the cost of repair would probably been more that the cost of the plates and cover.

I highly recommend this accessory to anyone who wants to keep their KX3 in good shape.
 
KM6AB Rating: 5/5 Jul 17, 2013 21:35 Send this review to a friend
These should be supplied by Elecraft!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
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.

 
K0FTC Rating: 5/5 Jul 17, 2013 08:51 Send this review to a friend
Great accessories for KX3  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
These side plates and the Lexan cover are really well made and fit perfectly on the KX3. The side plates and cover provide excellent protection to the knobs and face plate on the KX3. Once the side plates and Lexan cover are in place, I don't hesitate to put the KX3 in my go pack as it is, where I used to have it in a plastic box that took up more room - I feel comfortable the KX3 is protected well with these accessories.
 
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