[AMRadio] RG-6 Coax

jeremy-ca km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Sat Jan 5 22:09:18 EST 2008

A very incorrect statement.

CATV foil is bonded to the foam dielectric, it doesnt "crinkle" as with 
audiophool stuff.

The better CATV cables are Quad shielded. I use 75 Ohm cable throughout my 
station from 1.8 MHz to 1296 MHz. From RG-6 up to 1" hardline. Lower loss 
than equivalent size 50 Ohm cables.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <doxemf at aol.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RG-6 Coax

> 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 any
> 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.
> Jim/W5JO
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