------- Update -------
Free Semiconductors are still
available from KE6F
Updates: 8August2016, 19July 2017,
27February 2018, 3Sept2018
Bob, KE6F, has for several years now been
supplying experimenters with components, essentially free of
charge. The only cost to the user has been for
postage. This started with a huge supply of
BF998 FETs. These are dual gate, N-channel MOSFETs.
Although they are SMT parts, they are very easy to use, even in
a breadboard (no printed board) environment. I used
one of these MOSFETs in a 6 meter low noise amplifier that is on
my web site. (Click here to
read the short paper.) Some additional parts
were given away to our homebrewer community, including some
interesting power MOSFETs and quite a variety of SMT
Bob continues to supply us with good parts. There
are two offers:
1) The BF998 MOSFETs are
still available. To get what Bob calls as "a
pinch" of these parts, send Bob a #10 standard business
size, self addressed envelope that has two "Forever"
stamps. Please do not send money or loose stamps.
2) The second option is a "grab
bag." For this, send Bob a 10 x 15 inch
shipping envelope, self addressed, with $4 of attached
postage. Please, no cash or loose
stamps. This envelope will
include that pinch of BF998 FETs, plus a bunch of other
here's a change from the past.
Bob wants to get away from dealing with specific parts,
so this offer is for a true grab bag. I
can't tell you what you will get, but suspect that it
will be spectacular.
The BF998 MOSFETs are not some obscure junker parts from
the past, but are parts that are still available in the
Mouser and Digi-Key catalogs. That
said, they may not last forever, for they are no longer
recommended for use in new designs. The
feedback that I've had over the last several years is
that these are great parts.
Again, Bob emphasizes:
DO NOT SEND MONEY or LOOSE STAMPS.
The above SASE
conditions apply to experimenters in the
USA. If you are elsewhere, please
contact Bob for details.
The address for the parts is
Bob Miller, KE6F
9239 Knights Lane
Wilton, CA 95693
Bob's email address is email@example.com
Many thanks Bob for your continued generosity.