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Extreme length run. What coax?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by sunspot, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. sunspot

    sunspot Cool Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Due to tree growth, I will have to move my antenna 180-200 feet from my receiver. What co-ax cable would have the least loss? Does swept tested at 3 GHz or 4.5 GHz make a difference? During research on forums, it seems the tri-shield is a bit more preferred over the quad.

    What do you guy’s think?
    1694A RG-6/U 4.5 GHz 95% tinned copper braid
    7915A Duobond Plus (tri-shield) Aluminum/Bonded Foil w/Shorting Fold 3 GHz 80% Aluminum braid
    7916A Duobond IV (quad-shield) Tape/Braid/Tape/Braid 60/40% Aluminum braid 3 GHz

    Receiver VIP622
    VIP722k to be added.
    Antenna 1000.2
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    The cable doesn't make a huge difference as long as it has a solid copper center conductor. 200' is a little on the long-ish side, but I wouldn't worry about it unless you have a problem. The pain and suffering (and expense) of RG11 isn't something that you want to visit unless absolutely necessary.

    Extra layers of shielding aren't typically recommended.

    The existing ViP622 is obviously getting enough power out there to keep the dish happy.
  3. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    RG11 solid copper is the best, although good rg6 will work.
  4. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    RG-6 solid copper center conducter/ RG11 only if RG-6 dosen't work.

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