[LCA2015-Chat] [Chat] Flying with soldering irons

Mark Jessop vk5qi at rfhead.net
Wed Jan 7 08:02:36 EST 2015

We were a little bit concerned about flying with large amounts of liquid 
flux, so the OpenRadio kits aren't supplied with any.

The solder is resin-cored though, so you can clean up a joint by heating 
it up and adding a tiny bit of solder. Also, myself and others will be 
on-hand with rework kit to clean up boards if required.


On 7/01/15 7:22 AM, Mike Carden wrote:
>     So, not resin cored solder? -- I know technologgy has moved on in
>     the last 30 years, if I'm coming back into a radicaly changed
>     field I want to do it right.
>     I take it that a copper wick for removing solder is still current
>     technology?
> Yep, resin cored solder and desoldering braid are still the go. It's 
> just that working with surface mounted components can really benefit 
> from the use of external fluxes.
> -- 
> MC
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