Some of you might be familiar with Mike (N2HTT)’s Etsy Shop, HamGear3d.
Mike is a long-time QRPer reader/subscriber who designs 3D-printed radio frames for select QRP radios. In the past, Mike has designed frames for radios in his own collection including one for the LnR Precision LD-11, Xiegu X6100, Icom IC-705, and now the Xiegu X5105. Mike has also kindly sent me frames for many of these radios (knowing I also have them in my collection).
Mike has never asked to be plugged or promoted–in fact, the first frame he sent me was for my daughter’s radio–but I think his radio frames are functional and well-designed, so I’m happy to share info here on QRPer.com.
A couple months ago, Mike sent me a frame for the Xiegu X5105 and I realized yesterday that I never posted photos of it.
Like his X6100 frame, the X5105 frame fits around the radio; assembly is very simple (and well-documented on his website) and it doesn’t require modifying the radio in any way. It simply friction fits around the radio and is secured, thus can also be removed quite easily.
The frame, I’ve found, also protect the X5105 power button from accidentally being turned on in transit!
Below, I’ve posted a few photos of the Xiegu X5105 frame.
Thanks, again, Mike for sending me this radio frame. Very kind of you. Note that Mike can add your callsign to the front screen protector of the radio frame at no additional cost.
Click here for more details about Mike’s X5105 frame on his website and Etsy store.
Click here to check out the X5105 frame in Mike’s Etsy store.
One thought on “N2HTT’s Xiegu X5105 3D-Printed Frame”
What a clean looking 3D print! Way nicer than my printer could turn out. And the ledge to hold your phone, when you’re not using it as a sunshade for the screen is a very nice touch.
“functional and well-designed”, indeed!
Because the X6100 is the radio that has been getting the most use lately, when the radio budget gets a bit of slack in it I plan to take another look at Mike’s frame for it.