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Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering up a tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering up a tower
From: Gene Smar <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:58:04 -0500 (CDT)
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     I use a butane soldering iron for such tasks away from commercial power 
sources.  Try or a local source.
73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

On 07/29/15, Bill Feissner wrote:

Having been reading about soldering irons I have a question. Just 
recently had to do some soldering about 25 feet up my tower, I had to 
run 150 feet of #12 extension cord out and part way up the tower. I was 
using a 25 watt iron that gets a tip temp of 750 degrees F. An 
occasional breeze would hinder the solder from melting using a conical 
tip. I did manage to get the job done but was wondering if the 
screwdriver tip and a 1000 degree F tip would have made the job any 
easier, retaining more heat when the breeze blew. Any thoughts on this 
would be helpful for the next time.
Bill, AI3Q

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