Snap On Split Beads

Kenwood TS520/ 530/820/830, Transceiver RFI Kit - 5 Noise Reduction Filters

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Product Details
Type: NEW
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Filter Power Rating (PEP watts): = Cable Rating
RFI Suppression Range (MHz): 1-300 MHz
# Ferrite Filters: 5
Enclosure Size (inches): n/a
Typical Use:: AC/DC power, RF output, 3 additional I/O lines


BUY THIS KIT NOW TO SOLVE YOUR RFI/EMI ISSUES - WORKS WITH MANY BRANDS OF HAM/COMMERCIAL HF RADIOS. Deluxe RFI Filter Kit for HF Radios with multiple antennas, computer interfaces, audio I/O lines.

Kit Includes 1 noise reduction ring filter antenna coax connector, AC power and three 1/2" snap

on filters for I/O cables covering RFI range of 1-300 MHz.

Quick installation - immediate RFI/noise reduction. No radio mods required.


The RFI kit is designed to be installed on your radio transceiver to reduce Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) caused by common mode current on the outside of the coax braid at the output of your radio and AC/DC power cable. Additional chokes are included to reduce common mode currents on 3 more transceiver cables including computer control, audio and another.

This kit will help reduce or eliminate:

1. “Hot mic” RFI caused by poor grounding of antennas or common mode currents from linear amps feeding unbalanced (coax fed) antennas without baluns/line isolators.

2. RFI to neighbor’s electronic devices including audio/video systems, computers, telephones, garage door openers, etc.

3. RFI to your other radios, audio/video systems, computers, telephones, etc.

A side benefit is a reduction in noise floor in your receiver depending on the amount of noise being introduced by common mode currents (which are blocked/reduced by the chokes in this kit).

These chokes use a special mix of ferrite core material that is effective in suppressing radio frequency interference from transmitters and high noise floor on receivers.

The split beads beads are easy to use, don’t require modification of the protected equipment and work in almost all cases, even when plug-in filters fail.

Use of the chokes often helps cure SWR problems between transceiver and a linear amp and between transceiver and antenna tuner or direct to antenna. The DC power line choke helps keep common mode current out of the power line which could cause interference to other devices connected to the same power line if not suppressed.

If you use a linear amplifier buy an amplifier RFI kit for additional RFI interference suppression.

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Often it is difficult to slip beads on a cable because of a plug or connector. Split beads solve this problem. They come in two halves that fit over the cable. A plastic snap cover holds the two halves together and holds the assembly on the cable.

For RFI use, mix 31 is effective from 1-300 Mhz, mix 43 works from 20-250 Mhz, Mix 61 is for 200-2000 Mhz, and mix 77 favors .1-20 MHz. These frequencies are those of the interfering signal to be eliminated, not the operating frequencies of the equipment to be protected.

Not sure of what sizes you need or solving a RFI problem with devices using multiple size cables?  Try the Ferrite Snap On Combo Pack which has sizes from 1/4″ to 3/4″ with either Mix 31 (1-300 MHz) or Mix 61 (200-2000 MHz) or Mix 75 (150 KHz – 10 MHz).


Bead dimensions are shown in the picture below and in the table as A, B, C


Ferrite Split Bead Dimensions

Application Notes

Application Note for using these Snap On split beads: How Many Chokes do I need?

You can very effectively increase the choking impedance of smaller cable by using a large hole ferrite bead and wrapping the cable through several times.  For particularly difficult common mode current/RFI problems you may need a choking impedance as high as 5-10K ohms.  Using multiple beads and multiple turns through each bead will give higher impedances up to a point.  At higher frequencies, when the number of turns approaches an electrical wavelength, the choke becomes resonant due to stray capacitance and the inductance of the cable and limits the high end impedance values to less than the above table points.

Some example of ways to wrap cable are shown below.

Ferrite Split Beads with multiple turns of RG-58/59

FSB14 1 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/4 – 1 turn

FSB 12 1 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 1 turn

FSB12 1 Open 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 Open Shell

FSB 12 2 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 2 turns

FSB 12 3 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 3 turns

FSB12 4 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 4 turns


More examples of split bead use

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Ethernet Cable on FSB-1/4

20131210 114800 300x180 - Snap On Split Beads

Ethernet Cable on FSB-1/2 – 3 turns for 9X Impedance good filter for 15-30 mhz between 2K-3K ohms choking Z

Three Effective Radio Interference Filters

Effective RFI/EMI Chokes

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FSB-1/4 or FSB-1/2 4 turns for 14-50 Mhz 2K-3K Z

20131219 111243 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2-5 turns for 10-30 Mhz 2K-4.5K choking Z

20131219 105947 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FT240-43 – 14 turns for 3-14 Mhz or use two FT240-43 for 1.8-10 Mhz

These snap-on chokes are useful for reducing RFI in public address system amplifiers, speaker wires, mic cables, mixer panels, coax cable, telephone wires, computer sound card speakers, dsl/cable connections, remote control heads for ham transceivers (Especially FT-100, FT900, IC-706, IC-7000), AC power cables, DC power cables, home theater cables, video cables, HI Fi cables, guitar amps, linear amp cables, etc.


They are also helpful in suppressing common mode noise/RFI in radio and TV receivers, audio and RF amplifiers.  They can also help suppress noise generated by treadmills, exercise equipment, fish tank heaters, oil heater pumps, fluorescent lights, motors, cable modems, DSL modems, computers, and many other electrical devices.  Common mode current reduction in computer cables often helps speed up computers.