Welcome to Ham Goodies

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.

We ship to the UK, Europe, Australia and United States.  Click here for postage/shipping rates.  You can easily calculate the cost of shipping by adding items to the shopping cart and entering your Post/ZIP Code.  Details on Royal Mail's delivery status can be found on their website here.

PowerPole cables for lead-acid/leisure batteries back in stock: 3 different fittings available: Spade, Bolt/Ring and Croc-Clip plus a 5-pair PowerPole connector kit now available!

Our Slim-Jim kit is an ideal way to get yourself going on the 2m band.  A great performer whether in the loft or up a (non-conductive) pole - the kit includes a 3-page instruction guide making it the perfect starter project or part of a virtual "club build".

A free starter DMR CodePlug for the Anytone D878 series is now available - useful as a starting-block for your own local repeaters.  Shown on the right is our software generating the memory files for DMR and CHIRP.  It takes a database of Repeaters/TalkGroups and outputs a series of files for directly loading into a DMR or FM radio.  You can also grab our FREE UK Repeater (and EchoLink) CSV file (updated for 2022) for CHIRP which you can use as a starting block to load memories into your radio.  This file contains all GB3/GB7/MB6/MB7 systems (over 900 entries) for use with FM and digital (DMR, Fusion etc) radios.  Open this file in CHIRP, "read" from your radio and then copy+paste your chosen memories across before sending them back to the radio.

What Balun/Ferrite?  FT140, 240 with 31 or 43 mix?  If you're not sure which Balun or Ferrite Toroid is best for your situation - we've produced a quick reference page to help.  It's good practice to fit a BAL(anced) to UN(balanced) transformer where feeder meets aerial (or a different feeder).  For most Dipole/Doublet/G5RV installations up to 100w, we suggest this lightweight 1:1 Choke/Balun.

Problem-Solver Ferrite Choke from Ham GoodiesThe 31-mix "Problem-Solver" makes a great mains filter for taming household "crud" as well as an ad-hoc RF choke for your /P kit.  Check out the product page for details on how to use this as an effective mains filter for your Shack.  We also stock the "flat core" ferrites for making the patch-leads featured in GM3SEK's "In Practice" series.

We've a 9:1 UnUn which is great for use with "random" lengths of wire that typically present a high impedance so this box can bring it down to a range acceptable to your transceiver or its internal ATU.  We also have an End-Fed Halfwave matching unit.

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