I don't know who Paul is (my name is Steve) but I think this was
directed towards me.
I agree with you. Any time I see someone using a soldering "gun"
for a PL-259 installation, I cringe.
> You hit the nail right on the head solidly and
> quite soundly.
> The operative word is 900W iron!
> HEAT HEAT HEAT!! Raise the mass of metal to the
> operating temp QUICKLY and then do the job. Too
> may hams use a 125W gun and wonder why it takes
> forever and they burn the coax, melt the
> dielectric and short the inner to the outer
> I work in MiL Quality world and I inspect this
> stuff on a daily basis aside from being NASA
> solder certified and nuclear industry solder
> HEAT HEAT HEAT!! Nothing beats a GOOD PROPERLY
> sized gun/iron!
> Huzzah for the excellent post!
> Chuck k3FT
> Give me that Old Time Mil-STD-454 requirement 5
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