Technique for joining an antenna
aerial wire. The technique while more laborious than crimp sleeves and
similar methods is mechanically superior as there are no points of fatigue
failure. This technique is most suited to copper wire.
Photo#1. Spread the wire strands and
mate the two wires ensuring that the strand of each wire alternates
with the strand of the other.
Photo#2. Hook one of the strands with
a strand of the other as shown above.
Photo#3. Tightly rap the two hooked
strands back along the wire for at least 4 turns however within
reason the more the better.
Photo#4. Continue tightly raping each
strand until completed.
Photo#5. Trim the excess from the
strand rap and ensure that no sharp strand
ends protrude from the completed splicing rap.