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Just bought used Raytheon rl9 radar... the didn't notice until after I bought it that the seller cut the radar cable using a wire cutter... my quesrion... can the wires be spliced back toget her or somehow repaired or is it a list cause????

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Just bought used Raytheon rl9 radar... the didn't notice until after I bought it that the seller cut the radar cable using a wire cutter... my quesrion... can the wires be spliced back toget her or somehow repaired or is it a list cause????

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The wires can be reconnected using a junction block. It is not an unusual situation.

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The wires can be reconnected using a junction block. It is not an unusual situation.
I think the RL9 has coax in the cable. Running that through a terminal strip is not a good idea.

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Why not open it up and replace the cable from the origin?

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I think the RL9 has coax in the cable. Running that through a terminal strip is not a good idea.
Coax can be "spliced" with common coax butt connectors. The balance of the wiring can be run joined with a terminal block. It's a common practice. We endured the same business when we shipped our boat to Florida from Annapolis. I had a near heart attack when I saw the cables had just been cut but learned that it was a common practice when a mast was removed for repair or shipment and the cables were easily rejoined when the mast was reset. NBD. The radar--in our case a Raytheon R 20-xx worked just as well afterward as before.

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You're going to have to show me a link. The only good way to splice coax that I know of is connectors and a barrel.

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