Remember, the telephone is installed on a pole, so to keep the wire from being pulled loose you should
have secured the line first. Disconnect the line. Secure the line to the lower D-ring of the case with a
half knot. Pass the wire through the opening of the case and telephone to the binding posts. Did you
make sure it was under the strap holding the telephone in the case? If so, secure the line to the LINE 1-2
posts again. Now where is the line going? Will it be aerial or will it lay on the ground? It will be aerial
to begin with. Why? Remember, you are in a NODE area and there will be foot and vehicular traffic so
the line must be protected.
If you have access to the equipment, you may want to practice installing the telephone on a post
or pole at this time to be sure you can do it. Perform this procedure as shown in Figure 1-17.
Figure 1-17. TA-312/PT installation.
How did you do? If you had some problems, you should review the material.