Ferrite beads are used for RF decoupling and parasitic suppression. When placed over a wire, cable or coaxial cable they suppresses common mode current flowing on the wire or wire bundle or the outside of the coax shield but does not affect the signal inside the coax cable or wire (differential current).
For RFI common mode suppression use, mix 31 is effective from 1-300 Mhz, mix 43 works from 25-300 Mhz, Mix 61 is for 200-2000 Mhz, and mix 77 favors .1-50 MHz.These frequencies are those of the interfering signal to be eliminated, not the operating frequencies of the equipment to be protected. See Mix Selection for other applications.
SNAP ON Sizes for Heliax and Coax Cable
Shown below in the table are the SLIP ON and SNAP ON products for various popular Heliax and Coax cables. These are the correct size for making sleeve chokes – See above table for technical details.
Generator RFI testimonial:
Bob Received your order in a timely fashion. Tried the generator kit on Sunday & it drops the noise from S9 to S5 and took out all the electrical noise. I may want some more toroids from you at some point for other interference problems I have here. Ken VE3KCY
Using an amplifier? Don’t forget our Linear Amplifier RFI Kits
Want to make up your own RFI kits for a particular operation? Here are links to some of typical RFI solutions used in portable operations:
If you use a computer for logging in your portable operations, RFI getting into computers will often lock up your computer and/or radio and a computer RFI suppression kits may be helpful
Make your expedition or portable operation a pleasant and fun outing and remember to take along your RFI kits so you have more time to operate rather then to troubleshoot intermittent or noisy receiver conditions.
Portable Antenna Kits
If you need an effective portable antenna which folds up for transport yet is easy to deploy at your operating site, consider the BULLET series of end fed wire antennas.