[Boatanchors] antenna wire
w1jhs at myfairpoint.net
Sat Nov 19 21:33:33 EST 2011
Thanks to the group for all of the suggestions. I used what I had available
and that was Lysol toilet bowl cleaner and then rinsed it with cold water
and it worked just fine.
Afterwards I tinned the wires with Alpha rosin core solder WRA P2. Two other
brands of solder didn't work and a fellow at Alpha told me that this
particular solder was suitable for heavy tarnished copper. Monday I'm going
to order two rolls as it is not an often used solder.
I have a part number and where it can be ordered if anyone is interested.
From: David C. Hallam
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 4:44 PM
To: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] antenna wire
Lime Away contains sulfamic acid H3NSO3 rather than sulfuric acid
H2SO4. Sumfanic acid is widely used in household cleaners particularly
for toilets and showers. It is also used in coffee pot cleaners under
various trade names.
Is not as strong an acid as sulfuric acid, but rubber gloves are
recommended when using it.
On 11/19/2011 4:24 PM, Jim Bromley, K7JEB wrote:
> I use a cleaning product called 'Lime Away' that contains
> sulfuric acid to soak where I want to solder. It
> "pickles" the copper, removing all the oxide. Use of
> rubber gloves strongly advised....
> Jim, K7JEB
> On 11/19/2011 1:27 PM, Jack Schrader wrote:
>>> It’s not that I’m cheap but everyone else is so generous.
>>> I have some copper stranded #14 ga. wire I would like to
>>> re-use but it is so black and / or corroded that I cannot solder it.
>>> Is there any way to clean the end to make it solderable?
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