[amsat-bb] Re: Subject: Re: Verticals & Such on SSB Birds

Bill Howell bhowell at mail.utexas.edu
Sat Apr 16 12:12:40 PDT 2011

Sand it to shiny copper and lay on some paste flux.
Even then, you'll need a lot of heat. Make sure the solder flows on,  
and not just globs on.
I have not built a Moxon but I have dealt with soldering heavy wire.
Let us know how they work out for you, after they're up.

Bill N5AB

On Apr 16, 2011, at 10:39 AM, Richard Lawn wrote:

> I too am always looking for ideas as I get older and know  
> downsizing is
> sooner rather than later forcing me to move and shed my M2  
> rotatable pair.
> I've been slowly working on building double Moxon's for 440 and 2  
> meters
> both using #6 copper wire and trying to measure very carefully.  
> Another list
> serve participant suggested I tried these as they have worked well  
> for him
> and better than other stationary antennas he has tried. Next up for  
> me when
> I have time is to try your Quadrifilars and I have another article  
> or two on
> construction suggestions. My one big question is how did you get  
> the #6 wire
> to solder? I use a gun and inevitably the joint breaks. What's your  
> secret?
> Torch?
> Rick
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