ICOM IC-705 Protective Frame

Protect Your ICOM IC-705, Xiegu X5105, or Xiegu X6100 with Mike N2HTT’s 3D Printed Cases


As a ham radio operator, protecting your equipment is of utmost importance. That’s why Mike N2HTT, a fellow operator, has taken matters into his own hands by designing and creating 3D printed protective cases for the ICOM IC-705, Xiegu X5105, and Xiegu X6100 QRP radios.

These cases not only provide protection from bumps and scratches but also add a unique touch to your equipment. And the best part? Mike now sells his creations at his HamGear3d Shop for fellow operators to enjoy.

In this article, we’ll dive into the benefits of using Mike N2HTT’s 3D printed cases for your QRP radios and what sets them apart from other protective cases on the market.

Why Choose Mike N2HTT’s 3D Printed Cases?

Unique Design

Mike’s 3D printed cases are not your typical protective cases. They’re designed with the operator in mind, featuring intricate details and a sleek, modern look that stands out from other cases on the market.

Protective Case For The Xiegu X6100

Custom Fit

These cases are designed specifically for the ICOM IC-705, Xiegu X5105, and Xiegu X6100 radios, providing a snug and secure fit. The cases also allow for easy access to all buttons, ports, and screens, making it easy to operate your radio while it’s protected.

Durable Material

Mike’s cases are made from high-quality PLA filament, which is known for its durability and resistance to impacts. This means that your radio will be protected from bumps and drops, ensuring it stays safe and functional for years to come.

Affordable Price

Despite their unique design and high-quality material, Mike’s cases are affordable and won’t break the bank. At HamGear3d Shop, you can purchase a case for your QRP radio for a fraction of the cost of other protective cases on the market.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are Mike N2HTT’s cases only available for the ICOM IC-705, Xiegu X5105, and Xiegu X6100 radios?
A: Yes, these cases are specifically designed for these three radios.
Q: Can I customize the design of my case?
A: At this time, customization options are not available. However, Mike’s cases come in a variety of colors to choose from.
Q: How long does it take to receive my order?
A: Mike ships his cases within 2-3 business days of receiving your order. Shipping times vary depending on your location.


If you’re looking for a unique, custom-fit, and affordable protective case for your ICOM IC-705, Xiegu X5105, or Xiegu X6100 QRP radio, look no further than Mike N2HTT’s 3D printed cases. These cases provide the perfect combination of style and function, ensuring that your radio stays safe and protected while in use. Don’t hesitate to check out HamGear3d Shop to purchase your very own protective case today.

Who Is Mike, N2HTT

Mike N2HTT is an amateur radio enthusiast who designs and sells 3D printed protective cases for QRP radios, specifically for the ICOM IC-705, Xiegu X5105, and Xiegu X6100 models. He runs a shop called HamGear3d where he sells his custom-fit protective cases to other amateur radio enthusiasts. His cases are known for being affordable, durable, and stylish, providing protection to QRP radios during transport and outdoor use.

KE2YK’s Notes:

If you’re an expert on 3D printed cases, you likely know that these cases have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the numerous benefits they offer. Here are some tips and advice to keep in mind when it comes to 3D printed cases:

Material matters: When choosing a material for your 3D printed case, consider the environment in which it will be used. PLA is a popular material due to its affordability and ease of printing, but it may not be the best choice for outdoor use or extreme temperatures. ABS, PETG, and nylon are other materials that may offer better durability and weather resistance.

Quality matters: Not all 3D printers are created equal, and the quality of your printed case can depend on the printer used. Make sure to choose a printer that can produce high-quality prints with a high level of detail. It’s also important to use the correct print settings, including layer height, infill density, and print speed.

Design matters: The design of your 3D printed case can impact its functionality and aesthetics. Consider factors such as the size and shape of your device, the location of ports and buttons, and any additional features such as ventilation or mounting options. You may want to use a 3D modeling program to create your design, or you can find pre-made designs online.

Customization matters: One of the greatest benefits of 3D printed cases is their ability to be customized to fit specific devices or personal preferences. You can create a custom fit for your device by measuring it precisely, or you can customize the design by adding your own logos, graphics, or patterns.

Protection matters: Whether you’re using your 3D printed case for outdoor activities or daily use, it’s important to ensure it provides adequate protection for your device. Consider factors such as shock absorption, water resistance, and scratch protection when choosing your design and materials.

IMHO, 3D printed cases can offer a great solution for protecting your devices while also allowing for customization and personalization. With the right materials, design, and printing techniques, you can create a case that not only looks great but also provides the necessary protection for your device.

Who Is KE2YK:

Gary Utz (KE2YK) is an amateur radio operator and blogger based in New York, USA. He is the author of the blog ke2yk.com, which focuses on amateur radio topics such as antenna building, radio contests, and equipment reviews. Gary has been a licensed amateur radio operator for many years and is an active member of the amateur radio community. On his blog, he shares his experiences and insights about the hobby, as well as tips and  advice for other amateur radio enthusiasts.

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