I always tin the braid and then use a tubing cutter to trim it nice and
neat. Makes soldering the braid to the shell easy.
I do clean the goop first as I've never tried tinning through the goop.
73 de Perry - K4PWO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richards" <email@example.com>
To: "Joe Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 01:51 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Connector Connundrum...
> Really ?!?!!! Do you think it is a good idea to tin the braid before
> I put a connector over / on it?
> =================== James - K8JHR =================
> Joe Brown wrote:
>> You don't need to do anything to the goo that is sticking to the braid,
>> if you are trying to solder to it. The braid solders great with the goo
>> on it. Getting it off of your hands, and getting all the small pieces of
>> sticky braid off of your self, clothes, bench, etc. is another matter.
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