You have to use very good mechanical connections with this stuff. If you
will use small wire crimp-ons and in some places use a good strong small zip
tie or two along with adhesive lined heat shrink to seal the connections
then finalize the seal with some good RTV or Silicon Adhesive, you should be
It is rather labor intensive, but works great for long periods of time and
at QRO levels as well.
I do it all the time here with great success.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Barrie Smith
> Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 3:11 PM
> To: Tower and HF antenna construction topics.
> Subject: [TowerTalk] RG-6
> I recently purchased 200' of RG-6 from Lowes for a receiving antenna.
> The braid is real strange stuff. Looks, act and feels like steel. I
> get ordinary, resin-core solder to attach at all. The solder just
> beads up
> and falls off.
> Any suggrstions as to how to solder this stuff?
> 73, Barrie, W7ALW
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