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Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering up a tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering up a tower
From: "" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:24:46 -0500
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A 25 watt soldering iron can work great on the ground but very poorly on
the tower. Not long ago I bought a Weller 40 watt pencil iron and it works
great on the tower for everything but coax connectors. Weller makes the
best soldering irons!  I have a Weller propane soldering iron which also
works well, but I prefer the electric one.

John KK9A

Subject:        [TowerTalk] Soldering up a tower
From:   Bill Feissner <>
Date:   Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:09:17 -0400

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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