January 30, 2015
the RADIO WORKS for 30 years, I have decided that it is time to retire.
Actually, I'm going to semi-retire. There will be a slight reorganization of
the RADIO WORKS. As I write this, it's January 30, 2015 and I've had about six
weeks to work on the reorganization. It has been a great deal more difficult
than I had anticipated. However, most of the major problems have been solved.
I've decided which products will be kept in stock. Some antennas not on that
list may be available on special order in the near future.
WORKS name is not disappearing. You will see it on all my products. W4THU
RADIO WORKS LLC is the legal name of the new company, but the "RADIO
WORKS" is the name of the product line and will appear on all of my
products. If you want a real,
original CAROLINA WINDOM® that's built by the original maker and developer
of the CAROLINA WINDOM®, SuperLoop, and OCFD MAX, you will be
able to order one. The same goes for my line of high quality current baluns and
There will be some
changes. As I said, I will now operate as a hobby business. That means that I
will not be working full time. However, you can expect the same quality service
and same quality products. Orders may not be processed as quickly as in the
past and your order may take a couple of days longer to arrive. If you order
early, this shouldn't be an issue. No one will answer the phone but
correspondence will be available through email. I will try to answer email as
quickly as possible, but there will be delays. The main
thing is that you can still get my most popular products and they will be built
to the same quality standards as always. There will be no compromises in the
area of quality and performance of my antennas, baluns and Line
I will still run a small
ad in QST to direct folks to this web site. The web store, in one form or
another, will still stay open.
If you are interested in my future plans for the RADIO WORKS, drop by this web site occasionally for updates. The only phone number that is still working is 757-484-0140 and it is only a secure answering service. If you want to contact me directly, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I and my family thank everyone who has purchased and used RADIO WORKS products over the past 30 years. It's been a fun trip through time. Jean (my wife), Jamie (my son) and I have enjoyed meeting so many RADIO WORKS fans personally at the numerous hamfests we've attended over the years. Twenty-Eight of those were Dayton Hamventions®.I hope to chat with you on the air now that I'll be semi-retired. Remember, the RADIO WORKS is still alive and well. It just has a slightly different name.
CURRENT PRODUCT INDEX
|This is an index of the products currently offered by W4THU RADIO WORKS, LLC. Most of these products will be kept in stock for immediate shipment. The link button will take you to the product page where there will be an "Add to Cart" button.|
|CAROLINA WINDOM® 160||Baluns|
|CAROLINA WINDOM® 80||B1-2K - 1:1, 2kW balun|
|CAROLINA WINDOM® 80 Compact||B1-4K & B1-5K - 1:1, Premium high power baluns|
|CAROLINA WINDOM® 40||B4-1.5K - 4:1 voltage balun|
|B4-2K - 4:1 voltage balun|
|SuperLoop® 80||B4-2KX - 4:1 Precision current balun|
|OCFD MAX 80 MAX Off Center Fed Dipole||RemoteBalun - coax to balanced line interface|
|Y1-5K - Yagi Balun 1:1, 50 ohms|
|Yagi Choke - Yagi or beam Line Isolator||Rope - Antenna Support Line|
This is the complete 64-page product manual for all of the RADIO WORKS' products prior to the introduction of the CAROLINA WINDOM® Compact and the OCFD MAX. Installation instruction addendum for all newer antennas are also listed in this link. There is antenna installation hints and grounding information. So, you'll want to download this manual. This is an Adobe PDF file and may uploaded to your desktop and printed, depending on how you have your PDF reader set up.
Trademark and Copyright information.
This link will take you to a list of all the Trademarks used by the RADIO WORKS.
All RADIO WORKS Trademarks, Registered Trademarks and Copyrights are owned by Jim Thompson, W4THU and may not be used without written permission. Use of this intellectual property is subject to legal action and recovery of monetary loss or reputation damage.
The RADIO WORKS or CAROLINA WINDOM® are not generic names.The link will take you to the true CAROLINA WINDOM® story.
The CAROLINA WINDOM® name, configuration, description, performance data, or any other reference is protected by a Registered Trademark and Copyrights owned by Jim Thompson, W4THU. Reference to the CAROLINA WINDOM® in any form, either commercially or personally, is not permitted. You may not use, in any form, the CAROLINA WINDOM® name, description, data or other technical or performance data without specific written permission.