Ok, repaired, per the suggestions by many of you.
Cleaned things up a bit, exposed more shield braid,
then used Sctch. 33 tape to bind down a small shield
of copper flashing ( purchased at Dayton last year ).
Intended to use the copper strip as a ground buss for
in the shack equipment bonding strap -- haven't gotten
to that project yet, hi.
Anyway, no, never could see any impact on use of
the line with the knick; so probably won't see any
delta with the shield splice in place, but will probably
feel better about it now.
Thanks for the comments and suggestions. Oh, I didn't
bother to add some sort of dielectric in the small gap, just let
it be air. Suppose the resulting impedance "bump" will
be zilch even up through 10 meters.
73, Jim, KH7M
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