In addition, the reason Elecraft probably specifies the use of leaded solder
is that due to the higher melting point of lead-free solders they are
probably NOT using higher temperature PCB laminate. They are concerned
about damaged traces on the PCB.
Gary Schwartz email: k9gs (at) arrl.net
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----- Original Message -----
From: "jimlux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] solder
> Andy wrote:
>> I noticed recently that Elecraft tells you to ONLY use tin/lead solder
>> on their kits. No lead-free solder.
> that makes sense for them. The people assembling their kits don't
> solder for a living, aren't likely to have a lot of practice with
> Pb-free solder, etc. They ARE likely to have practice with tin/lead
> solder, and in any case, tin/lead is less "process picky".
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