[TowerTalk] Source for FairRite ferrite cores

Paul Christensen w9ac at arrl.net
Thu Jan 25 07:35:43 EST 2018

I agree with N1BUG.  I recently placed two separate Arrow orders.  In
December, I ordered two Fair-Rite #31 0431177081 "Big Clamp" ferrites.
Small quantity price is $8.27 ea.  Mouser and Newark is $17.13 ea..  Amidon
is $19.50 ea.  Incredibly, Arrow quickly shipped the heavy ferrites for

The second order was earlier this week.  I placed an order for some Schottky
diodes and LM358 op-amps.  Total was just over $3, but they shipped express
for free.  Either they broke even or lost on this order.  Possibly Arrow is
aggressively going after Mouser, Newark, Allied, and Digikey.    As long as
Arrow keep this pricing and shipping strategy, they will be my go-to source
for components.  

Paul, W9AC

-----Original Message-----
From: TowerTalk [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of N1BUG
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:12 AM
To: towertalk reflector <towertalk at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Source for FairRite ferrite cores

Arrow has consistently been the cheapest source of Fair-Rite cores in small
quantity for me. They are currently offering the core in question at $3.84
each with free overnight shipping on orders of $20 or more. I think that
deal is going to be hard to beat if you need 
6+ cores or need other items too. There is a price break for buying
10 or more.


On 01/25/2018 05:56 AM, Bob Shohet, KQ2M wrote:
> Amidon
> Was hands down the most cost-effective and best quality of all the
Fair-rite ferrite core suppliers.  The last time that I ordered cores was
about 5 years ago so things may or may not have changed since then.
> GL!
> Bob  KQ2M
> From: mike.lyon at gmail.com
> Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:52 PM
> To: Bob K6UJ
> Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Source for FairRite ferrite cores
> Jameco
> Newark
> Mouser
> They all carry FairRite
> -Mike
>> On Jan 24, 2018, at 20:43, Bob K6UJ <k6uj at pacbell.net> wrote:
>> I need to get some FairRite #43 ferrite cores, #43, 2.4" OD, for making
some chokes.Can you recommend some suppliers ?
>> thanks,BobK6UJ

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