Basic wire splicing

  • Show them when/how to use twist-on caps (Marettes)
    • Why different sizes?
  • Teach them the Western Union/lineman’s splice
    • Add tinning to make it stronger
    • Test what’s stronger: the splice or the wire. Use lamp cord (18 AWG).
  • Insulate/protect it with
    • electric tape
    • shrinkwrap
  • Show the how to tie/splice the end for a dipole antenna build/raise.
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