3d Printed Wire Clamp For Dipoles

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In my last post, I began installing New Antenna Insulators on my Dipole antennas. While installing them, I decided to make clamps for the wire at the ends of the dipole. Usually I just tape them and replace it when it stops sticking good, but clamps may be less maintenance. This will also make it easier while re-tuning the antennas.

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The clamp compress’s the wire and holds it in place. The clamps will work on wire up to 12 awg. Typically, 14 awg. is the largest size wire I use, but options are always good.

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Blind nuts are installed on one side of the clamp. M3 screws are used to compress the clap. All hardware is stainless steal.

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The clamp holds the excess wire from the dipole very well. They have been installed on a dipole for extended testing. If they continue to preform well, a black version will be printed for each dipole.

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Links

https://km4nmp.com/2020/05/23/3d-printed-antenna-insulator/

https://km4nmp.com/2020/01/18/80m-off-center-fed-dipole/

https://km4nmp.com/2020/01/04/40m-dipole/

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