Welcome to Ham Goodies

We offer a variety of Amateur Radio goodies for not only the Shack, but a range of outdoor/portable kit, as well.  A number of products are made in our workshop and we take pride 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.  There is a currency selector at the top of the page allowing you to change between Pounds, Euros or AUD/US Dollars.  Click here for postage/shipping rates.

IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL and we try to ship most orders (placed Mon-Fri before 1pm) the same day.

Fair-Rite FerritesBaluns and Ferrites : Do you really need a Balun and, if so, what type?  The honest answer is "depends" - although 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 1:1 Choke/Balun.  If you're running high power or require something for below 14MHz, our 400w Doublet/G5RV Choke is ideal.

If you'd prefer to make your own - Our range of ferrite toroids are integral for a home-brew solution.  8 turns of coax on an FT240-31 cater for most Balun/Choke situations, but see the chart on our Ferrites page for further details.  We are now stocking the "flat core" ferrite for making patch-leads from the GM3SEK "In Practice" series.

Dipole Centre kit from Ham GoodiesPortable?  Our Dipole Centre kit is designed to allow coax or ladder-line to connect to your aerial wires keeping things light when at the top of a telescopic fibreglass pole.

Aerial Construction : Our Slim-Jim kit is a great way to get into your local repeaters, chat with local Hams and enjoy a bit of "home brew" in the process.  The kit includes a 3-page instruction guide - a perfect club project.

Problem-Solver Ferrite Choke from Ham GoodiesClean up your Shack! The 31-mix "Problem-Solver" makes a great mains filter for taming household "crud" as well as an ad-hoc RF choke on coaxial cables for your portable kit.  Check out the product page for details on how to use this as an effective mains filter for your Shack.

Got a New Radio?  Grab our FREE UK Repeater (and EchoLink) CSV file (updated 8th July) for CHIRP which you can use as a starting block to load memories into your radio.  Simple "read" from your radio first, then open our file in a new CHIRP "tab", and paste the memories into your radio's "tab" and then re-upload back to the radio.

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