Most cable co want Quad shield RG-6. Some will not hook up to any other type of cable. Cable co. use aircraft freq. and well shielded cable prevents signal from radiating. Also if you live within 30 miles of local TV ststions, well shielded cable prevents brodcast stations direct pickup. (causes leading ghost and crosshatch on some channels)Robert
Re: What Cable Should I Use?#160566 12/17/0609:45 AM12/17/0609:45 AM
I was talking to my dad about this last night. He's been told to use Quad-shieled RG-6, and not to hook up anything else. (Unless of course it's old cable that he needs to tie into, like repacing a drop.)
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
Re: What Cable Should I Use?#160567 12/17/0611:39 AM12/17/0611:39 AM
Unfortunately I have to disagree with your recommendation. 99% of the copper shielded RG6 has an 80% shield and is designed for CCTV use only. It should never be used for CATV or DBS wiring. You can get copper shielded RG6 cable designed for CATV/DBS use but it is very expensive and not necessary. Monster MV-Quad does have copper shielding and retails for around $.75/ft. There are other copper and silver shielded cables available for substantially more.
Re: What Cable Should I Use?#160571 12/20/0608:10 PM12/20/0608:10 PM
I recall reading somewhere that aluminum-braid coax is a relatively recent invention, having come out in the 1970s (not 100% sure). Apparently this is because the technology to make a braid out of aluminum did not exist until then. I believe this type of cable was known as Aluminax at one point.
I don't know how true this is but I have never seen really old aluminum coax.
Re: What Cable Should I Use?#160573 12/21/0607:53 AM12/21/0607:53 AM