Re: Soldering cans

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From: Brad Mitchell (bmitchel@CBA.Kodak.COM)
Date: Fri Dec 17 1993 - 06:42:24 EST


> Beer cans are aluminum...no way to solder that...and its too thin for any
> but as a stick-on shield where the can only supports itself.
>

You haven't made it in our club as a QRP expert until you solder a beer can!

First... get a soldering GUN. Clean a spot on any aluminum beer can.
Put a drop of oil on the clean spot, and heat hot with the gun. Then
once hot, tin with regular solder, then put the wire on the can! Walah!!!

No this isn't a joke, I've done it with wire bradi, and it held so strong that
when I finally pulled it off the beer can it ripped a hole in the side.

Now, I will say that I have done this consistently, but many have tried, and
not succeeded! The trick to it is, first empty the beer can..

73 all Brad WB8YGG


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