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Where to buy components and equipment. Please submit new ones via the form or to info (at)
28 College Street, Kempston, Beds., MK42 8LU.
Mail-order, specialising in high-quality products, at low prices.
Ceased trading?

The Electronics Hub
Over 1000 products in stock including electronics essentials.
29 Victoria Road, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9DY.

The Radio Shop
116 New Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth PO2 7RJ
Not amateur, but stocks lots of vintage equipment, including valves.
Do you rememer Bull Electronics? They are still going, with their odd mix of bits and pieces.
A very wide range of products.

ESR Electronic Components Ltd., Station Road, Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4PQ  
Specialises in high-quality products, at low prices.
Web site for mail-order division.

Cricklewood Electronics
40-42 Cricklewood Broadway London NW2 3ET England, UK.
One of the orginals, still going!
A very wide range of products.

Bowood Electronics
Unit 10, Boythorpe Business Park, Dock Walk, Chesterfield S40 2QR  
Distributors of electronic components, cables and connectors, electrical products & tools

Unit 10, Boythorpe Business Park, Dock Walk, Chesterfield S40 2QR  
Electronic component suppliers, established in 2006. A small, independent family business.
Low UK delivery charge of £1.90 regardless of order size.

6V6 Electronics
Specialist mail order only, stocking items of interest to the Electronic Hobby and Amateur Radio enthusiasts.

Specialist supplier of electronic components such as sensors, robotics, breakout boards, Arduino, prototyping to the hobby and educational electronics market in the UK and worldwide.

Mainline Electronics
Mainline manufacture the Jackson Brothers brand of Variable Capacitors, Drives, Drive Accessories and Terminals.  They also stock surplus electronic components, such as Transistors and IC's etc.

Jab Electronic Components
A bit of a quirky site, but many products difficult to fine elsewhere.

P J Box
A wide range of amateur and CB products at very competitive products. Ask for Roy and mention this site, if making enquiries. I don't get a commission, but you may be able to get a better deal...

Nevada Radio and Waters & Stanton
Well-known in the area. Check both web sites to compare prices. They are not always the same!  A wide range of amateur and CB products.|  

Martin Lynch & Sons
Based in Staines. A wide range of amateur radio products.  

Many people don't realise the range of products that Amazon sell. I bought my nanovna from Amazon and it was cheaper, plus faster delivery, eBay.
(If you purchase after clicking on any Amazon link or searchbox on this site, I may receive a small commission)

Enigma Component Shop
An online shop specialising in electronics components for the hobbyist, with a bias towards RF technology. They continually update the site with new products.

U.S. Suppliers that ship hardware to the UK
Sometimes there is something that is sold in the US that is not available in the UK. Import duty is likely to be 2.5% - 3.6%, plus VAT. The VAT-free amount can be anything from the equivalent of £135 to £336. Added to this, of course, will be the cost of shipping.

Ham Radio Outlet , also based in California.

Major general merchandise stores, such as Walmart, no longer ship to the UK.

Current import regulations updated on 13th Jan 2021 by HMRC (more details here)
The limits for Customs Duty and Import VAT are:
  • commercial consignments (goods you’ve purchased) of £135 or less  are free from Customs Duty and not subject to Import VAT - this does not  include alcohol, tobacco products, perfume or toilet waters as these  items are excluded from the relief of Customs Duty and VAT at import is  payable.
  • commercial consignments sent to the UK from the Channel Islands do not benefit from any relief of Import VAT

From ParcelForce - Customs  fees are normally calculated based on the type of goods and their  declared value, (which the sender will have noted on the customs  documentation CN23 attached to the parcel).
If you have a specific question about the duties / taxes for a parcel  that’s being sent to you, you need to contact the HM Revenue and  Customs team on 0300 200 3700.
The current customs charge for import parcels is £12.00 for parcels  where the contents value is below £873 (equivalent to €1000).  
High  value goods over the threshold provided by HMRC and the UK Government  (currently €1000 / £873), the customs charge is £25.00.
We also have to add a charge if there is a need to hold your parcel  whilst Customs process it. We would recommend that you respond promptly  to any queries from HMRC to avoid these charges. We don't add  charges for the first 10 days, after 10 days however, storage fees will  be added. For more than 10 and up to 20 working days, the charge  is £5.50 per parcel. For each subsequent working day over 20 working  days the charge is £1.35 per parcel. More details on the ParcelForce site.
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