quad RG6 via RG59 coax cables for TV antenna and Foxtel

We use RG6 Quad shielded Coaxial cable for free to air TV antenna and Foxtel installations and extensions. Despite common belief RG59 might be a better alternative for some antenna installations.

RG6 via RG59 specification
100 meters signal reduction at 211Mhz 10Db 11Db
100 meters signal reduction at 400Mhz 13Db 16Db
conductor dc resistance ohms/kft 48 10
return loss 5-450Mhz 20dB 20dB
price, cut and terminated $1/m

As you may see from the specifications, there is not much difference between those cables, specifically for applications in the Sydney Northern Beaches area where TV stations are located on frequencies from 150 to 650Mhz. RG59 also reduces interference from mobile networks above TV frequencies without additional filters. RG6 is usually water and UV protected, while RG59 is not. RG59 is twice thinner, making the perfect cable for indoor TV antenna extensions, under carpets and tide places where RG6 won't fit. That justified RG59 as the cable of choice for indoor antenna and fly leads sold at electronics shops, provided the length of such cables is not exceeding 20 meters and not Foxtel or UHF antenna.

RG6 and RG59 cost is from 40 cents to a $1 per meter dependig on how much you buy.

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