[TowerTalk] Soldering Aluminum

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Mon Jan 22 10:22:48 EST 2018

I am not sure what you're trying to accomplish. I would not solder
anything structural. You can weld aluminum very nicely. I machined a
custom top plate and had it welded to a Universal Tower section. This held
up very well and was much stronger than anything that they sold.

John KK9A

To:	towertalk <towertalk at contesting.com>
From:	Wilson Lamb <infomet at embarqmail.com>
Date:	Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:51:13 -0500 (EST)

Well, there ARE aluminum towers....
I'm looking at potential uses of aluminum wire for antennae, radials, etc.
I think I saw some wisdom here regarding Al soldering.
Does anyone have advice?  There are several products available, flux, solder,
but they get mixed reviews, ranging from great to terrible for the same stuff
I'd sure appreciate some real experience!

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