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Re: [TowerTalk] Splicing rotator/control wires

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Splicing rotator/control wires
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 08:36:20 -0700
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On Sun, 6 May 2007 19:07:21 -0400, "Phil Jung" <>

>You guessed it - worked fine on
>the ground, but the stress of mounting the cable pulled some butt connectors
>apart. A better crimping tool would have helped a bunch. 

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For those new to crimped connectors, the proper crimping tool is not
the cheap kind sold at run of the mill hardware stores for ten bucks
or less. The kind you want has a compound lever and ratchet
arrangement which will not let go until full force is applied. They
cost somewhere in the range of $40-50 or so. Don't use anything less.

A properly crimped connector will not let go of the wire, period. The
wire will break first. Make some test crimps and try to pull them
apart before you commit to doing the real ones. A few cents worth of
connectors used in training yourself is money well spent.

Bill W6WRT

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