As a group, BDARS is able to undertake activities that individual members may not be able to. The Members Shop and Test Gear is administered by our Vice-President.
We make bulk purchases of high quality coax and connectors for member’s purchase at attractive prices. And from time to time, we also buy (and ship in bulk) other components and parts such as power supplies.
RG213 and RG58 Coax
The BDARS club buys high quality RG58 and RG213 coax in 100 m rolls. Members can buy this by the meter at an attractive price.
Coax Connectors and Adaptors
We keep stocks of high quality crimp connectors for coax (and the club has a crimping tool for member’s use).
Test Gear for Member’s Use
The club has a small selection of high quality test equipment. Members may borrow this for their own use (after suitable training and with an appropriate deposit).
RigExpert AA-1400 Antenna Analyser
This unit covers HF, VHF and UHF frequencies, up to 1,400 MHZ. It has easy-to use measurement modes, as can connect to a personal computer. It is ideal for:
Rapid check-out of an antenna, tuning an antenna to resonance.
Antenna SWR and impedance measurement, making coaxial lines or measuring their parameters
Cable testing and fault location and measuring capacitance or inductance of reactive loads.
Earth Test Meter
The Kyoritsu earth tester allows members to test and evaluate their station earths. It uses 3 pole techniques to measure resistances as low as 0.01 ohm.