[RFI] shopping for toroids

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Sun Dec 1 16:04:02 EST 2013

On 12/1/2013 12:41 PM, David Cole wrote:
> I also would be interested!  If you are making a group order please let me know...

This is something that needs to be organized with one or more local 
clubs. The reason is shipping costs and breakage in shipping if they are 
not packed well.  I've never seen breakage in full boxes packed by 
Fair-Rite at the factory, but that's not true of those packed by others. 
Also, the COST of shipping is very high as a percentage of the cost of 
the part for small quantities, but relatively small for full boxes 
shipped by ground.

An appendix in k9yc.com/RFI-Ham.pdf includes a worksheet to help decide 
how many pieces of various sizes of parts to order. Once you know how 
many of each part you are going to order, you simply go to the Fair-Rite 
website, select the tab for getting quotations from a distributor, and 
get them from at least three for full box quantities. My best quotation 
this time around was from Dexter Magnetics near Chicago, Kreiger (in VA) 
was next, and Mouser was high (by a lot).

73, Jim K9YC

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