The Elecraft KX2 is a marvelous tiny radio – I have done several upgrades to it including SideKX Panels and matching cover. The latest update is an upgrade to the plastic VFO knob. Below is a VFO knob kit I found on eBay for around $25 bux (free shipping) Complete with allen wrench for an easy install.
Fig 1 – Everything included in the knob upgrade kit compared to the factory knob.
Fig 2 – KX2 factory VFO shaft with the factory knob removed – the shaft appears to be plastic.
The factory knob just pulls off – set the set screw on the new aluminum knob, match up the flat side of the KX2 VFO shaft and tighten – so easy. The best part is the dimple on the knob and the added weight makes for an even better tuning experience – highly recommended! The knob is very well machined, it looks and feels very high quality including the finish.
73! David KG5EIU.