Introduction: Elecraft KX3 Cardboard Desk Stand

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KX3 is one of the best outdoor friendly radio. Everything in one module, excellent performance of receiver, ATU, and ergonomics of use which is hard to compare to any other radios. But when you use it at home, angle of built in feet's are too low. Thats why you can find a lot of commercial desk stands for KX3, which are rather expensive like for piece of plastic.

I like cardboard things, because you can make almost everything from cardboard. All of us have cardboard at home, from old package of TV set or your radio ;-) It's easy to make, cheap, usefull and envionment friendly.

All you need is :

1. Bit of patience

2. Piece of cardboard (best is 3 layer 6mm cardboard for a more stable construction)

3. Sharp utility knife

4. Glue

Step 1: Print Both PDF Files.

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Step 2: Glue Prints on a Piece of Cardboard

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Step 3: Cut All Elements

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This step needs bit of patience because thick cardboard is hard to cut.

I don't know how thick is your cardboard. Thats why on prints is only a line. You need to cut this line for same thickness as your cardboard.

Step 4: Assemble All Parts Together

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Step 5: The End.

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To improve stability you can glue all the connections.

Have nice day, ENJOY !!

VY '73 Tom de SP7Q


WolfgangM7 made it! (author)2016-08-28

put 'wood glue' (in german: Holzleim) around the small side, that's
the side where you see the two waves of the cardboard. This will make
the corners very stiff and sturdy. Use a lot and let it dry over night.

73's de OE1MWW

TomaszP13 (author)2016-08-02

Kontrast cenowy :)

tpabich (author)2016-07-28

thanks a lot, I made a lot of prototypes before post that one

seamster (author)2016-07-28

Nicely done, this is a good looking little stand. Cardboard is so versatile! :)

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