At 10:33 PM 5/31/2009, Bill Tippett wrote:
> > If these snap-ons work, they will make life simpler, and are
> much easier on
>the wallet. I bought six cores from Mouser for about $90.
> Either type will work, but the DXE style choke can be made
>using mix 73 binocular cores costing $0.429 each, instead of $15 each:
>Wind 3 turns per side, ground one side at the choke and the other
>using the shack ground.
> 73, Bill W4ZV
DXE's pricing is a clear example of charging what you can get, rather
than some reasonable multiple of manufacturing/marketing cost. I was
startled by their Dayton display showing all the DXE gadgets in-line
between their receiving 4-square and the user's radio, at $50-70 each
- you could easily invest a couple of thou, despite a lack of really
weatherproof enclosures, use of wing nuts for electrical connections,
and other low-end details.
73, Pete N4ZR
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