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Author Topic: soldering iron recommendations  (Read 9296 times)
AC2EU
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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2013, 05:36:20 AM »

PRICE CORRECTION: Under AU$ 25 (Qty 1) was in the recent offer...

+ http://www.OzBargain.com.au/search/node/soldering

The cited Offer was this one:

+ http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/95604

"How soon we forget"

That's not enough wattage  to do a PL259, though.
I see bad jumper cables at ham fests all the time. They all seem to have cold joints between the braid and the connector body due to inadequate heat to flow and bond the solder.
It's a very common mistake, apparently.
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K4JJL
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« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2013, 07:42:48 AM »

When installing the old-school Andrew connectors on LDF4, I use a small propane torch.  In and out pretty quick.  The new connectors are compression-style, so no heat necessary.
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