[RFI] F-240 Ferrite Core source?

Dan Violette danki6x at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 12 23:05:02 EST 2006

Plus in California we cannot legally throw them away.  They go to the
hazardous waste facility.  Now anything that has a circuit board (they say
uses power such as battery or A/C) has to go there too.  Includes cell
phones, TV remotes, radios, etc.  Dan KI6X

-----Original Message-----
From: rfi-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On
Behalf Of Donald Chester
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 7:28 PM
To: rfi at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] F-240 Ferrite Core source?

>From: "Ed Swynar" <gswynar at durham.net>

>Take a trip to your local TV repair shop, & ask if you might do some 
>dumpster diving therein...!

You guys still have TV repair shops up there?  I haven't seen one of those
in years.  Nowadays everybody just assumes a TV set is a throw-away item.  
When TV's quit using tubes, most of the repair shops shut down, or moved
onto other things like computer repair.  Solid state TV's usually run 4-5
years before showing signs of trouble, so people just replace them when they

When I was a kid, I used to regularly pull discarded TV chassis from the
junk pile behind a local TV shop.  Tube type TV's were a good source of
parts, and a couple of HV power supplies wired in series would produce about
750 volts at 300-400 milliamps, enough to run a 100 watt plate modulated

Don k4kyv

Don k4kyv


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