Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cable Lacing, the way radios ought to be made




Peter AI4PP/SV0XAW noticed my old-school looking homebrew 20m SSB transceiver on the solder smoke blog. After looking at the photos inside of the radio he suggested i should try cable lacing for my next project.

Cable lacing is a method of dressing a wiring harness before wire ties inside of a piece of equipment. If you open up an old military radio or piece of HP test gear from the 1950's you will see cable lacing. Creating radio equipment is an art form and cable lacing provides a nice finishing touch.

Thank you for the suggestion Peter, I plan to look into this for my next radio project.

(images from http://www.dairiki.org/hammond/cable-lacing-howto/).