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Re: Topband: Beverage Feed Line Choke Installation

Subject: Re: Topband: Beverage Feed Line Choke Installation
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 08:11:53 -0400
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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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