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Re: Topband: Silver solder

To: "Jorge Diez CX6VM" <>, "Topband" <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Silver solder
From: "Tom W8JI" <>
Reply-to: Tom W8JI <>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:02:19 -0500
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You do not need or want a high silver content. It will be too brittle.

What you should ask for is a solder that has high tensile strength, is ductile, and works well with copper or whatever your radials are.

That will not be a high silver content. It will probably be less than 8% silver with high tin content.

Higher temperature is supposedly good for resistance to lightning, although I never had a joint unsolder even when regular electronics 60/40 soldered.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jorge Diez CX6VM" <>
To: "Topband" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 7:27 PM
Subject: Topband: Silver solder


I read about using silver to solder wire radials to terminals

This week I decided to ask sellers about silver solder and they offered me a 2% and 30% silver bars

What we need for our use? Will be ok to use 2%? The difference in price is extremely high!


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