Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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I understand why you'd crimp when the conductor can't be replaced easily but I would crimp and heatshrink 100% of the time.
I agree with crimp/heat shrink. Even my non-critical wires, like my ST-60 wind, are done with adhesive lined heat shrink crimp connectors as well as the important stuff like mast light wiring..
The only stuff I solder on board is the center core conductor of my RG-8U to the PL-259 pin. The shield of the RG-8U is crimped then heat shrinked. The internal connection point, shown below, gets wrapped with self sealing tape once connected to the spar antenna wiring..
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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