Figure 2-8. Tape knot with friction tape.
Figure 2-9. Tape loop to knot.
Figure 2-10. Complete field expedient splice.
At this time, if available, get another longer piece of WF-16/U and practice making the splice
There is another method for splicing WF-16/U. It uses a tool known as an E9B crimper with
U1R connectors. You still make the single sheet bend knot. But after you split the conductors you
insert the green pair in each end, hold it tight so it doesn't slip, and crimp it with the E9B. Then do the
same with the brown wires. Not all units have the crimpers so the expedient method is used by most
personnel. (See Figures 2-11 through 2-15.)