Many thanks to Rick (K8BMA) who writes:
I’ve had a SW-3B for a couple of years now. Even use it in the ham shack.
I also have a KX2. From packing the KX2 around, I have noticed problems with the main tuning encoder, probably from having weight up against it. I pack it in one of the bags they sell.
Recently, I came across 3D printed end plates, cover and, STL files for the SW-3B. My son, a packaging engineer printed off a set of these parts at work for me.
Just what you need for yours. I also found a similar cover for the KX2. Next on my list.
Enjoy your posts.
73, Rick K8BMA
Thank you so much for sharing this, Rick! I believe you printed KN6EZE’s side panels and cover that are available on Thingiverse. I am definitely planning to print some of these as well. One reader noted that the encoder is a bit of a weak point on the SW-3B and it should be protected in transport if possible.
I’ve been thinking about grabbing some KX2 side rails and Lexan cover from this company. Then again, I reckon I could also simply print some!
Thank you for the tip!