RG6 vs RG59

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ramcm7, Oct 23, 2002.

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  1. ramcm7

    ramcm7 Legend

    Aug 1, 2002
    How much of a degradation in signal am I likely to experience by using RG59 coax from the wall to UTV, vs an RG6 coax?
  2. RJS1111111

    RJS1111111 Icon/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    It can vary from no apparent degradation to total loss of signal
    lock, depending on the length and characteristics of the RG59
    cable run. You can only find out for sure by experimenting.

    A good quality RG6 will almost certainly work. The expense of
    RG11 may be warranted for especially long cable runs. If there
    is any likelihood of ever using the cable with DISHpro or other
    "stacked" signals in the future, make sure it is sweep certified
    to carry frequencies of over 2 GHz.
  3. Karl Foster

    Karl Foster Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    I have one RG59 (original construction) and one RG6 (new install) to each of my two UTV units, and have had no problems. All of those lines are fed directly from my multi-switch. The lines coming from the dish itself are both RG6.
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