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

Scott scottw3tx at verizon.net
Fri Jan 10 09:18:30 EST 2014

Hi Jim,
Did you try contacting the vendor to sort this out?  It sounds like some
kind of inadvertant catalog or fulfillment error rather than an
intentional misleading. Perhaps the vendor purchased them in bulk as
before and didn't check the boxes sent by the supplier?
Vy 73, Scott W3TX

On 1/9/14 4:41 PM, "Greg Miller" <gmiller at sonic.net> wrote:

>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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