[AMRadio] RG-6 Coax

doxemf at aol.com doxemf at aol.com
Sat Jan 5 21:25:46 EST 2008

RG-6 would probably make great receiving cable but the aluminum foil 
shield and just a couple of drain wires
  would not take much power as you have said.  Even for short jumpers 
the foil will break up if the cable is flexed much.

  The same thing happens with foil shielded audio multicable. Foil 
breaks up and the cable gets noisy.

Bill, KB3DKS

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wilhite <w5jo at brightok.net>

You are correct but I wouldn't consider using it for transmitting on 
radio with power more than about 25 watts.

The original RG 6 was made well but today finding a consistent quality
cable is almost impossible unless you buy the best US specified brand,
which is almost as expensive as LMR type cable.

Even then, you are taking a chance if you try to put much over 25 watts
into it.


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