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May 4th 2018, 21:44

KM4NSV

Joined: Sep 18th 2016, 17:42
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Can you use an epoxy instead of soldering or brazing and if so what epoxy. Would be to join coax to brass rod on an beam antenna my son is building, doesnt want help and he cant solder so i offered to ask if there was another method to connect the coax
May 4th 2018, 21:53

W1VT

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Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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You may be able to use crimp connectors instead of soldering.

Conductive epoxy is prohibitively expensive. Not only is the cost high, but the shelf life is short.

Also, according to an MSDS sheet I just read you can get eye and skin irritation. It recommends gloves and eye protection.

Zak Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
May 4th 2018, 22:13

KM4NSV

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thank you again for the informative response, i shall steer them towards crimping some way

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