6300 stand

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I created a 3D printed vertical stand for my 6300 a couple months ago when I first got the radio.  I just now got around to posting it on Thingiverse.  I suppose it can be viewed as kind of goofy looking, but that's just how I roll.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Nice, I bet you can sell that.
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k3Tim

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Pretty cool.  Reminds me of the "Flying Buttress" from the medieval architecture.

k3Tim
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Can you post a photo of the 6300 in the stand?
Good project!
thanks
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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He included a link, but here is the picture.
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Jim W3IPO

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How about the 6300 IN the stand?
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I removed my callsign off the Thingiverse copy.  I never printed one without the callsign so I don't have a picture of it.  There are tools that allow for the addition of text to stl files, like Meshmixer.  At some point I'll add a little paint to the letters to help them stand out.

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This is useful for space saving on a bench, FD etc.
(Now I need to convince the XYL that I need a 3D printer to add to my "toy" box.)
Thanks much.
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My wife does custom cakes and dessert tables.  I told her I can make custom cookie cutters, and I've made a ton of them.  I've even used it to replace some missing pieces on an old mixer.

It's really amazing how useful a 3D printer can be, especially in ham radio.  I've made some custom cases and the stepper/vacuum variable cap assembly for my magnetic loop.  My latest project is a satellite tracker that's mostly 3D printed, based loosely on the Satnogs tracker I saw at the Dayton hamvention.  Most of what I print is custom.  I rarely just download and print something, although I'm thinking of printing a castle from Thingiverse and mounting it on top of my mag loop.  I need something to cap the 6" PVC pipe surrounding the cap and stepper.  I can then call it lawn art rather than an antenna.
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k3Tim

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A tuned / resonant speaker enclosure for 600 cycle CW reception would be a nice addition.
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Dave - W6OVP

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I'd like to hear an official FLEX comment on any effect on cooling in this position. Then I'd like to have one!!! <ggggg>. Dave.
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Here is an official response for the 6500.  I can't imagine it's different with the 6300.
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My only concern, and I can't be sure from the picture, is how much space under the rig the stand allows.  Does it leave enough unrestricted space to allow adequate airflow?  How about if it is on a carpeted floor?  It might be necessary to have another half-inch or so to provide enough airflow.  But I can't judge the distance from the picture.  If it works this way and doesn't get hot, great!
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The stand leaves 9mm of air under the radio, which is 2mm more than the rubber feet that came with it.  I wouldn't put it on the carpet, if nothing else due to the instability introduced by the soft carpet.  If I had no other choice I'd lay a board underneath the entire length of the radio.
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MEMO TO: Gerald Youngblood (K5SDR)

Gerald -- Here is an idea for a future sales promotion: Include one of these free with each 6000 series sold. Customize it with the buyers call letters, or default to FLEX####. Have them drop shipped and you never handle them.  Best 73  Dave  W6OVP