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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Soldering Radials?
From: Hans Hammarquist <>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:27:34 -0400 (EDT)
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From: Mike Baker <>
To: 'F5vjc' <>; TowerTalk <>
Sent: Wed, Mar 23, 2011 10:17 am
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering Radials?

Why wouldn't 60/40 Rosin Core Solder work outside? That's news to me and I

have used it forever on any electrical connection inside or outside without

any problems. What did I miss?

Mike Baker  K7DD

For one, you missed corrosion. Things tend to be dirty outside. Dirt acts as 
carrier of humidity (read; electrolyte). Copper - Tin/Lead is dissimilar metals 
and that in combination with the electrolyte results in speedy corrotion of the 
solder joint.

Hans - N2JFS


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