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Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering Ground Connections

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering Ground Connections
From: Roger D Johnson <>
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:01:57 -0400
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Phil Camera wrote:
> This should never be done, period.  The reason is, think about it, during a 
> major energy surge event, tremendous heat may be present during large current 
> flows and any kind of soldering/brazing/etc will melt and you will be left 
> with no or a very bad connection.
> You can do two things:
> 1.  Exothermic connection (CadWeld, etc)
> 2.  Mechanical connection (will require frequent maintenance since mechanical 
> connections will loosen on their own due to thermal cycling)
> Do not solder or braze.  Phil  KB9CRY

If your conductors get this hot they're way too small!

73, Roger

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