I need to splice my Garmin
24 HD (GMR 24 HD) radar
cable. It was already spliced with each of the 8 wires spliced in a small pressed 1/4" round transparent yellowish plastic blob, seemingly with some heat tool. I've seen it before I'm just not sure what it's called. I had to cut it at the splice when the mast
came down last week.
I've read a few threads on the subject here at CF, and the advice spans "It's a black art, very difficult and time consuming, requires prior skills" all the way to "throw it on a terminal bar". Seems that some radar
are more forgiving than others, and I'm hoping someone can tell me where mine fits before I go down any dead ends.
Ideally, I'd like to throw it on a terminal bar because that's easy, and if it needs to come off again a plug
will not easily fit through the access way where the cable is run. If I need to get out the solder gun and put a plug
on, I can make that work
if someone can tell me the specific type of plug I need.
On a related note, the radar power and cable were run not through the chase where the rest of the mast cables
made their way up to their connections, but a different, longer route
. Is there a good reason to run the cables
away from the rest of the mast wires (lights and VHF)?
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.