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Offline Greekman

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SO-329 Compression Joint Connector question.
« on: May 11, 2015, 11:45:23 AM »
I have some clamp connectors like these for easy "field" replacement
http://rfsearch.rfindustries.com/ShowProduct.asp?classID=20&productID=5816
http://rfsearch.rfindustries.com/ShowProduct.asp?classID=20&productID=5817

Assembly instructions leave the option of eitehr crimping or soldering the center conductor contact.

My question is, can such soldering be done witha butane jet lighter? (assuming use of some solder paste)

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Re: SO-329 Compression Joint Connector question.
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 01:12:07 PM »
It depends on how much of the center pin is visible when the connector is apart,
I have done it when I had few options ,but you can over heat and melt many of the current day insulators
as the heat is not well directed or contained with a torch/flame type soldering tool.

Pencil soldering irons are not hi cost ...I see several on Amazon at $5 to $12 ...
though 'where' you are to do the job may make electric irons difficult.
I have also used a 1/4 thick copper rod with a home made wood handle and heated over a flame
to do the soldering when no electricity was around...but I carry an inverter for power now ,so those are just memories.

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Re: SO-329 Compression Joint Connector question.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 01:25:10 PM »
yes, I was thinking meager conditions with my kit.
I already have a 12V and a 220V soldering iron in my car, and there is also a 4xAA solderign iron in my crate of HAM stuff