[TowerTalk] Soldering Ground Connections

Phil Camera kb9cry at comcast.net
Thu Jul 6 11:49:00 EDT 2006

This should never be done, period.  The reason is, think about it, during a major energy surge event, tremendous heat may be present during large current flows and any kind of soldering/brazing/etc will melt and you will be left with no or a very bad connection.

You can do two things:

1.  Exothermic connection (CadWeld, etc)

2.  Mechanical connection (will require frequent maintenance since mechanical connections will loosen on their own due to thermal cycling)

Do not solder or braze.  Phil  KB9CRY

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