[TowerTalk] Soldering ourdoors

Dick Green Dick Green" <dick.green@valley.net
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 08:48:08 -0500

Last time this thread came up, many recommended use of a portable butane
soldering iron. The most popular brand was Solder-It
(http://www.solder-it.com), at about $40 (BT-50). They have a good
assortment of tips, including a 6mm chisel. There's also a hot air blower
attachment that's execellent for heat shring tubing. I got a BT-50 and it's
great -- well built and works very well. They also have an $80 heavy-duty
model if you do a lot of this sort of thing. Radio Shack and Weller have
similar products, but I think the Solder-It line is better. Consensus was
also that you have to keep these irons shielded from the wind as much as

73, Dick, WC1M

-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Sudds <csudds@probe.net>
To: towertalk@contesting.com <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 7:04 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Soldering ourdoors

>Does anyone have any tricks or tips when it comes to soldering PL-259
>connectors onto coax up on a tower?? Outdoor temps have been in the low
>and winds 5-15 mph.
>Chuck Sudds  K0TVD
>Missouri Valley, Iowa USA
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