> Pollyfoam coax will start to foam out the holes if you don't get the
> solder to flow soon enough. Some times the foam flows before the
> solder does. When that happens cut it off and start over. Enlarging
> and beveling the holes speeds up the solder flow. I've also wrapped
> the shield with a bare #30 or smaller copper wire then carefully
> tinned it, and let it cool before screwing it in the connector and
> then soldering through the holes. I've even preheated the connector
> and tinned the holes before screwing the coax into the connector.
If you lay the connector in a pile of plates from an old 365pF
broadcast variable while soldering, it will stop the foam spillover.
Of course laying it on a wet sponge also works.
73, Tom W8JI
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