Dale’s 3D printed portable transceiver knee board

Many thanks to Dale (W7HLO) who writes:

Hello Thomas,

My wife decided this winter that she would like to see me playing radio outdoors rather than in the shack during the summer months so graciously purchased a KX2 for me for Christmas. During the long wait for it to arrive I think I read most everything on your blog about 3 times. I noticed in several of your postings that you were using a folding lap desk designed and printed by CarolAnne N0RNM.

Her design inspired me so I designed a copy cat of sorts. I wanted mine to be slightly larger so it ended up being 8.5” wide and 14” high when unfolded. 8.5 X 7 when folded up. Like CarolAnne’s it has the same recessed area to attach a sticky pad and I added cutouts in which to put a leg strap.

Now if the weather would only improve so I can go do my first SOTA and POTA activations.

If anyone would like to print one of these lap boards for themselves I have put the files up here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5320260


Dale / W7HLO

Very cool, Dale! I love it. 

And, wow! Your wife purchased you a KX2 for Christmas? She’s a keeper indeed! 🙂

By the way, loads of people have asked me about the N0RNM kneeboard and I believe within the next couple of months it may be available for purchase. This would be convenient, of course, for those without a 3D printer at home.

I’ll certainly post an announcement here on QRPer.com when it available. 

Again, Dale, thank you for sharing your project! 

8 thoughts on “Dale’s 3D printed portable transceiver knee board”

  1. Not many of us have 3D printers. What we need is someone who has a 3D printer to offer to make them on order, and be paid for the materials and their trouble.

    1. Note that I believe Carolanne’s knee board will soon be available for purchase as well. An option for folks who don’t have access to a 3D printer.

  2. Yes, I wish to have one, so when she has them, I’m in.
    I do not have a 3d printer and all that.
    Thanks Dale, yours looks great.

    Fr Richard

  3. That is nice. Would be good to see the KX2 inside the box. I assume is for transport to the site.

    72 ron n9ee

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