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Offline Jeff Turner

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Antenna cable
« on: July 30, 2006, 08:46:31 PM »
Gents,

I'm just running a radio shack mobile antenna in my attic, I can hear ZKC CTR pretty good depending on the wx. The cable running to the antenna is RG-58, I know that I've heard RG-8 is better, any truth to that?

JT


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Offline Jason

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Re: Antenna cable
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006, 09:11:17 PM »
The cable running to the antenna is RG-58, I know that I've heard RG-8 is better, any truth to that?

Yes, there is truth to that.  RG-8 is a great coaxial cable and in most cases offers less signal loss than RG-58 does.  Belden 9913 tops RG-8, but the stuff does get expensive.

Hope this helps,
Jason

P.S. If you do a quick search on either of the coax cables here in this forum, you'll find a wealth of information and/or links to outside references.  :-D

Offline Lezam

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Re: Antenna cable
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 09:50:19 PM »
Also depends how long the cable is... how long is it?  :-D :-D

Offline cysj_vfr

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Re: Antenna cable
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 12:57:31 PM »
id go with rg 58 and as long as you are under 100 feet length shouldt matter really