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Re: [TowerTalk] Radials looped instead of Soldered?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Radials looped instead of Soldered?
From: "Thomas Giella KN4LF" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 23:08:49 -0400
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I tried that method in Colorado and found that with time the loops would 
become loose due to endless expansion and contraction of the metals
due to the large temperature swings that occurred at ground level. I also 
found corrosion with time due to the dissimilar metals in contact with each 
other. I did not see the dissimilar metal corrosion using tinned spade lugs.

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Thomas F. Giella, KN4LF
Lakeland, FL, USA

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Miller" <JimMiller@STL-OnLine.Net>
To: "Thomas Giella KN4LF" <>; "a TowerTalk COL" 
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:32 AM
Subject: Radials looped instead of Soldered?

> You guys are all talking about soldering or crimping lugs to the ground
> radial wires.  I soldered my connections to a copper wire  but why can't a
> person just loop them around the bolt that would been used to attach the
> solder lug?  Used on receptacles and outlets for a long time (not counting
> the push in connections used by electricians now-a-days).
> 73, Jim
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