[TowerTalk] [Elecraft] New Fair-Rite Clamp-On -- BAD NEWS

Greg Miller gmiller at sonic.net
Thu Jan 9 16:41:16 EST 2014

I've ordered Fair-Rite clamp on cores (used for RG-213 and equivalent) from arrow.com with the part #2631803802 - the picture is not correct but the cores that I received were the 'clamp-on' type.

-Greg NY6C

On Jan 9, 2014, at 12:39 PM, Jim Brown <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com> wrote:

> Several months ago, I put together a large group purchase of Fair-Rite cores, including the new part number 2631181381. which the catalog lists as a "Round Cable Snap-It" with an i.d. of 1.4-in, an o.d. of 2.4-in, and 2.5-in long. We were quoted $9.30 for 420 pieces, which is less than half the cost of the five #31 toroids that would be electrically equivalent. Ward, N0AX, saw my announcement on an email reflector and noted it in his Contest Update.
> Turns out that the new part was too good to true.  My delivery arrived last night, and it's not what's listed in two respects. First, there's no clamping assembly. Second, a box that is labeled as containing 30 pieces contains 30 HALF cylinders, two of which are required to make a choke, and they must be held in place by tape or ty-wraps. I'm returning the entire shipment for credit.
> Please copy this email to other ham reflectors to which you have access, so that any others who may have ordered these parts that they are NOT as listed in the catalog, and NOT generally useful to us.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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