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

iain macdonnell - N6ML ar at dseven.org
Fri Jan 10 11:21:21 EST 2014

There's a "figure 4" in this doc:


and indeed it does look like one "half".

Also note that in the catalog, they refer to the new product as a
"split round cable CORE" where the others are "split round cable

Not obvious at all, until you start looking for it....


    ~iain / N6ML

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 4:15 AM,  <john at kk9a.com> wrote:
> That is bad news, a large snap on would have been nice.  I do not see a
> figure 4 on their data sheet.
> http://www.fair-rite.com/catalog_pdfs/Round%20Cable%20Snap-Its_Lower%20&%20Broadband%20Frequencies%201-300%20MHz%20(31%20material).PDF
> John KK9A
> To:      'TopBand' <topband at contesting.com>, towertalk at contesting.com,
> Reflector Elecraft <elecraft at mailman.qth.net>
> Subject:         [TowerTalk] New Fair-Rite Clamp-On -- BAD NEWS
> From:    Jim Brown <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com>
> Reply-to:       jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
> Date:    Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:39:19 -0800
> 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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