Re: I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod
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What kind of litz wire did you use? Easily soldered new type or the old vintage wire? If the old vintage litz, it is very difficult to solder.
If you can't get anyone close to you to respond, I would be willing to tin the litz wire for you using my solder pot.
From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...] On Behalf Of rmartin100@...
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:25 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] I need soldering help for loopstick/pl-380 mod
First, I'd like to thank Gary for the loopstick mod plans and tubing! I managed to build one yesterday and am impressed with the results. However, my soldering looks like crap. I have a 50 watt soldering iron and still wasn't able to heat the wire enough to tin the ends. I ended up melting the solder and just cold soldering it to the board. I want to build another one but have someone do a better job soldering the two connections for me. For some reason, the ugly cold solder connections bug me. I'll probably give the first build to my dad.