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Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KL7AJ, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. KL7AJ

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  2. KL7AJ

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    By the a future (yet to be determined) issue of QST, I have an article "Keeping Current with Antenna Performance" which is a detailed treatise on the use of the R.F. ammeter. Stay tuned!

  3. K7FE

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    Nice article Eric.

    I visit this place in Sunland, CA for parts.
    APEX Electronics
    Their web parts list is sparse and have a thousand times more unlisted items in stock.

    I also like
    All Electronics in Van Nuys, CA
    The store has more, but 75% of the items are on the web site.

    Terry, K7FE
  4. N8YX

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  5. KB9BVN

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    Toroids Made Easy

    W8DIZ is the Toroid King. I have made many purchases from Diz and his product and the way he does business is top notch.

    He has a pretty big selection of RF Toolkits as well. The Universal VFO is really nice.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  6. K5UOS

    K5UOS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some additional parts sources other than some of my favorites already listed:

    Transformers/chokes/Chassis/boxes. Probably well known

    A little of everything if you are not in a hurry:

    The OSE vernier capacitors are excellent for LO's for receivers.

    Hard to find capacitors and drives

    Cardwell owns rights to Hammarlund/Johnson components


    I have used these for VXO's, BFO's with fine results.

    A useful link for some design software.


    I make it known locally that when a ham get older and needs a home for
    his stuff to call me. I get a couple calls a year.

    73, K5UOS
  7. N0WVA

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  8. W2AHP

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  9. K8ERV

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    Luvva good pun!

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  10. WA9SVD

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    Terry's right; APEX is like the old mil suprlus stores that were common in the 60's. (How I remember "Radio Row" on So. Michigan Ave. in Chicago!)

    But to do justice to APEX, you need a week-long expedition, not just a couple of hours for a visit. (Just don't be in the place during an eqrthquake. You might not be found for months.:rolleyes:)

    All Electronics ios pretty good, also. Unfortunately, they closed their LA store, and the Van Nuys store is much less convenient (and further away, esp. considering the price of ga$) from my location.:(

    We all probably have local (or semi-local) favourites, but unless they have mail-order sales, and/or Internet presence, they are of limited use to others.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  11. CT2JUT

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    OMG!!! :eek:

    I have never seen such a store as Apex in my life!

    I´d certainly spend tons of hours inspecting every little thing! :D

    I strongly recomend a virtual tour on their website! :)

    Also flat shipping outside CONUS! :cool:
  12. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    For toroids, and other products, don'r forget :

    AMIDON Associates.

    IN Costa Mesa, CA.
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