[TowerTalk] Fwd: Soldering Radials?

Hans Hammarquist hanslg at aol.com
Wed Mar 23 20:27:34 PDT 2011





-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Baker <k7dd at cox.net>
To: 'F5vjc' <foxfive.vjc at gmail.com>; TowerTalk <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Wed, Mar 23, 2011 10:17 am
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering Radials?

Why wouldn't 60/40 Rosin Core Solder work outside? That's news to me and I

have used it forever on any electrical connection inside or outside without

any problems. What did I miss?

Mike Baker  K7DD

K7dd at cox.net

For one, you missed corrosion. Things tend to be dirty outside. Dirt acts as carrier of humidity (read; electrolyte). Copper - Tin/Lead is dissimilar metals and that in combination with the electrolyte results in speedy corrotion of the solder joint.

Hans - N2JFS


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