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WIRE SPLICING TERMINATION
Wire splicing for terminating an antenna aerial wire or guy wire to a strain insulator or thimble.
Technique for terminating an antenna aerial wire or guy wire to a strain insulator or thimble.. The technique while more laborious than swage crimps and similar methods is mechanically superior as there are no points of fatigue failure. This technique is most suited to heavier antenna wire of 4mm2, 7 strand or greater.

Photo#1. Feed antenna wire through the strain insulator with about 400mm tail length to rap strains.

 

Photo#2. Form the wire so that the main antenna wire lays against the tail.

 

Photo#3. Un-rap a one strand from the tail.

 

Photo#4. Tightly binding the antenna wire and tail wire together with at least 6 turns.

 

Photo#5. Un-rap the next strand from the tail and tightly rap the next strand with at least 6 turns and repeat through the remaining strands.

 

Photo#6. Trim the excess from the strand rap.

Photo#7. Ensure that no sharp strand ends protrude from the completed splicing rap.

 

 

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