We offer a variety of Amateur Radio bits 'n' pieces for not only the Shack, but also a range of outdoor portable kit. Our Baluns are made in our workshop and therefore pride is taken in using not only the best quality materials - but also the right materials. See About Us for more details.
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Baluns and Ferrites : It's good practice to fit a BAL(anced) to UN(balanced) transformer where feeder meets aerial (or a different feeder). 8 turns of coax on an FT240-31 ferrite is OK for most Balun/Choke situations, but see the chart on our Ferrites page for further details as well as our pre-made solutions in QRP, 100w or 400w versions.
For a higher-power solution, we've added an option to specify "QRO" - featuring 2x FT240-31 and 12-turns of RG142. This is an ideal choice for a 160m-40m Dipole, Doublet/G5RV where you'll be running 400-watts (or more!) regularly. For most Dipole/Doublet/G5RV installations up to 100w, we suggest this lightweight 1:1 Choke/Balun.
There's still time for summer /P! So, ensure your aerial bits are sorted: Our choice of standard or large wire-winders take care of storing those dipoles. Grab a Dipole Centre Kit or a pack of Velcro Cable Ties - and there's even a Zip Bag to carry things in! We love a 2m Slim-Jim when visiting our local SOTA summit - our kit includes all the bits (just add coax to your radio), is easy to make and comes with full instructions.
Last few pieces of 20mm Velcro Cable-Tie - these are 1-metre lengths and the last of our stock.
Oh, Baluns! If you've ever dropped a vital aerial part into the long grass - a spare set of fixings might be a good idea! We offer a set of stainless-steel M4 fixings which can be used with all of our balun products.
If there's something strange, on your waterfall... With the increase in use of electrical gubbins thanks to work-from-home and the summer holidays, there's a chance that our 31-mix "Problem-Solver" can tame some of the electrical "crud" coming through the house wiring. It can also be used as an RF choke on coaxial cables.
This item is a great way to test your coax and/or mains leads before committing to a permanent fix. Check out the product page for details on how to use this as an effective mains filter for your Shack.