[RFI] shopping for toroids

Gary K9GS garyk9gs at wi.rr.com
Sun Dec 1 16:37:47 EST 2013

I did a group buy about 18 months ago.  Best deal, by far, was Arrow 

On 12/1/2013 3:04 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> 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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Gary K9GS

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