Strip 8 inches of insulation from the wire on the end of dipole.
Measure 4 inches of wire that comes through the insulator.
Twist wire to make good connection.
Setup and measure the SWR.
If the antenna is too long , pull more wire through insulator and twist then recheck SWR.
Repeat this process until a acceptable SWR is found.
Solder the twisted wire before final installation making a good connection.
Use the other hole on the insulator for your rope.
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