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