[time-nuts] Wenzel Oscillator Repair
ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Tue Jan 20 02:45:52 UTC 2009
Thanks for the reply, Stan. It sounds like you've had lots of
experience with this. I think I'll hold off on using torches until I
have a chance to practice on some expendable units! :-)
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> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:51:02 -0500
> From: Stan W1LE <stanw1le at verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Wenzel Oscillator Repair
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> Hello Ed,
> For soldered cans I use a gas torch to melt the solder and then I pull
> apart the soldered parts.
> First I mark one side with a file/scribe to assist reassembly.
> I usually put the can in a bench vice for a firm mechanical grip.
> I put the soldered joint the furthest away from the vice jaws to
> minimize the heat sink effect of the massive vice.
> I apply heat evenly to the solder joint and pull off the soldered cover.
> Avoid excessive heat, it will only cook the parts inside.
> I have used butane and propane gas torches.
> Have also used acetylene ( no oxy ) as with MAPP gas.
> May help to have a method of grasping the soldered cover.
> In production a induction heater is probably used to get the joint hot,
> then either preformed solder melts
> or solder is manually applied.
> What is important on disassembly is to be able to get a grip on the
> parts, to ease separation.
> Stan, W1LE FN41sr Cape Cod
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