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Subject: [TowerTalk] "Installing Coax Connectors"
From: (Dale Martin)
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:28:44 -0600
On Tuesday, March 25, 1997 0:43 AM, Roger L. 
Elowitz[] wrote:
>At 04:02 AM 3/25/97 +0000, Rod wrote:
>>I use eutectic alloy solder exclusively, which speeds the process 
>>There, that ought to start an interesting thread!
>>73, Rod N4SI
><><><><><><><><><><> Language  Explained <><><><><><><><><><><>
>eutectic (y¡-tèk´tîk) adjective
>1.     Of, relating to, or formed at the lowest possible temperature of
>solidification for any mixture of specified constituents. Used especially of
>an alloy whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy composed
>of the same constituents in different proportions.
>2.     Exhibiting the constitution or properties of such a solid.
>1.     A eutectic mixture, solution, or alloy.
>2.     The eutectic temperature.
>[From Greek eutêktos, easily melted : eu-, eu- + têktos, melted (from
>têkein, to melt).]
>The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition
>copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed
>from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.
>OK Rod,
>So you recommend using low temperature melting solder... probably to shorten
>the time the soldering process tortures the cable no doubt.  I also hear
>that there are "liquid solders and liquid fluxes.... Any thought to using
>any of these?
>And someone else posted the advice of cleaning the connector with steel
>wool.  As Steve would probably say..."Ouch!"  That seem to be asking for
>trouble from strands of "wool" shorting out your coax by getting into the
>connector.  Scary!
>And.... I can't think of a thing "eutectic" rhymes with so it's probably OK
>to use. Besides, lead probably has better eutectic properties than gold.
>There! I've used it in an English sentence. My mother would probably be
>proud of me if she were around.
>And... for you chemists (or alchemists)... what is it about a eutectic
>solder that makes it any different than ordinary flux-cored 60/40?
>Enquiring minds want to know?
>Roger, K2JAS
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His connectors were electric
To his equipment they connectic
His attachment technique was eclectic
Because his solder was eutectic



Dale Martin, KG5U

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