d. Connection at ready access terminal.
At this time you are ready to attach the drop wire to the terminals located inside the ready
access terminal. To accomplish this you must remove the cover. This is quite easy. At the bottom of
the ready access terminal are wire clips. These must be rotated so that the open ends face down. Then
you gently open the bottom of the cover out to each side to break the seal. Lift the cover and slide it
either right or left so it is moved out of your way. This will provide you access to the terminals located
inside. All even numbers are on one side and all odd numbers are on the other side. Which terminals do
you use? Remember the DA Form 3938 had a block on it that identified the pair of wires you would use
in the terminal. Simply count the terminals and using your test instrument, BECO 1011, Figure 43,
make contact back to the dial central office to confirm that you have the right pair. Using your terminal
wrench, TW 427, Figure 27, loosen the ring and tip nuts on the correct pair. Take the end of the drop
wire and feed it through the wire clips to the end and make a loop back under the ready access terminal
to the point where you will push the drop wire through the boot and up to the terminals. If need be, you
can cut off the excess wire. Again cut the wire down the center 2 inches, make the ring wire 1/2 inch
shorter than the tip wire. You must now remove approximately 1 inch of insulation from the wire. Use
the same method as before. Remember that the ring wire has a ridge on the outside of the wire. With
the correct amount of insulation removed and the wire turned so that the tip wire is on the left insert the
wire up through the boot of the RAT. Secure the wires to the terminals and tighten the terminal nuts.
Your work inside the ready access terminal should look like Figure 44.