I use VACO lugs and crimping tools. These are found at electronic
supply houses. For DC power and ground bonding of station equipment,
I use #10 AWG auto primary wire. It is available in multiple colors and
has fine strands making it flexible and easy to work with.
I also flow solder into the crimped sleeve area starting with the ring
side and NOT the wire side. Don't allow much if any solder to wick
into the wire as it will stiffen and can break with repeated movements.
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 10:33:57 -0500
Subject: [Elecraft] A momentary BAT LOW warning
I am glad that you found the problem relatively easily Barry.
I am wondering who makes quality lugs and crimping tools? I am not
impressed with the ones that I buy at the big box stores.
Barry w2up wrote:
I wasn't using the Astron-supplied lug. I crimped another lug onto the
cable. Somehow, the wire within the crimp worked itself loose, after 10+
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