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[TowerTalk] Copper and Aluminum

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Copper and Aluminum
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Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 11:23:31 EST
In a message dated 99-11-11 11:20:05 EST, writes:

> Speaking of copper and aluminum...  In laying out temporary radials for
>  the 160 Inv L, I am using aluminum electric fence wire, 17 gauge.  In
>  order to connect radials to the 18" diameter grounding ring at the base
>  of the Inv L, my idea is to grab a few aluminum ends and wire nut them to
>  a short piece of 14 guage copper, using antioxidant, and  then solder the
>  copper end to the grounding ring.  Wouldn't this connection survive
>  through March 2000?

      Sure but I would highly recommend using silver solder. It's much better 
in outdoor applications. 

Cheers,    Steve     K7LXC
Tower Tech

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