[TowerTalk] Soldering Aluminum
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Mon Jan 22 10:46:19 EST 2018
Brazing is the way to go, depending on specific application. Brazed aluminum is harder and often stronger than aluminum itself. Keep in mind, the brazed joint will not bend as easily.
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On Jan 22, 2018, 9:22 AM, at 9:22 AM, "john at kk9a.com" <john at kk9a.com> wrote:
>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
>up very well and was much stronger than anything that they sold.
>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,
>I think I saw some wisdom here regarding Al soldering.
>Does anyone have advice? There are several products available, flux,
>but they get mixed reviews, ranging from great to terrible for the same
>I'd sure appreciate some real experience!
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