Portable Operation RFI Kits

HF Transceiver RFI/Noise Reduction Kit, RFI Range 1-300 MHz, 5 Filters

SKU RFI-XCVR-STD
$39.95
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BUY THIS KIT NOW TO SOLVE YOUR RFI/EMI NEEDS! WORKS WITH MANY BRANDS OF HAM/COMMERCIAL HF RADIOS

Standard Kit Includes noise reduction ring filters for coax, AC/DC power and 3 snap on filters for I/O cables covering RFI range of 1-300 MHz. Quick installation - immediate RFI/noise reduction. No radio mods required.

Use With all brands including:

Icom: IC-706, 718, 746. 756, 7100, 7200, 7300, 7400

Kenwood: TS-480, 570, 590

Yaesu: FT-450, 817/818, 857, 891, 897, 950, 991A, 1200


If you have a high end radio with multiple antennas, and more than 3 I/O cables, use our Deluxe Transceiver RFI Kit, RFI-XCVR-DELUXE

Purpose

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 snap on 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 AC/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.

Included are the following chokes and installation guidelines:

RF Input/Output: 1.4" ID ring filter – 5-9 turns of RG-58/RG-8X size coax cable through center

AC/DC Input: 1.4" ID ring filter – 3-7 turns of AC/DC power cable through center

3 additional I/O cables - 1/2" snap on with 1-2 turns through center. Multiple wires can share the same filter.


For additional RFI suppression, use a feed line choke at the antenna feed point to suppress common current on the coax feed line.


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

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Portable operation is fun but also brings challenges to the radio operator concerning receiver “noise” levels, RF interference from adjacent sources including close by transmitting stations, and RFI from portable generators.  A typical scenario and some suggested Palomar product solutions are shown in the picture below:

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:

AC/DC common mode filters

Feed Line chokes

Coax Noise Filters

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

Computer RFI Kits

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.

BULLET Antennas (click on link or picture for more info)

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