[lug] OT: RG6 television cable

John Dollison johndollison at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 23 22:32:07 MDT 2002

What kind of RG-6 do you need?  Plenum or outdoor?  foil-shield, braided, or
double-shielded?  solid-core or foam core?  Also, 75-ohm RG-11 has lower
signal loss than RG-6 at higher frequencies.  You may want to start at a
cable manufacturer (like Belden.com) to pick the exact style you want, and
then do a google search on that mfg's part #.  I'd also check BlackBox.com
and maybe Digikey.com.

Cablewholesale.com sells 1000' of RG-6 for $92, or 100' for $15.

There are many sites that help you compare cable specs and prices.  Here's
one that I just found, it's not great, but a good starting point:

John Dollison
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----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Stimits" <stimits at attbi.com>
To: "BLUG" <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 4:03 PM
Subject: [lug] OT: RG6 television cable

I'm trying to improve the terrible state of television cables inside
this house, which was built prior to cable service even existing here.
Much of it is old RG59, with terrible connectors, and splitters all over
(in some cases the splitters are not rated to the needed 1 GHz of cable
channels). I would like to find an inexpensive source of RG6 cable, and
put in continuous non-spliced feeds wherever possible. The biggest
problem is of course cost. When I went to wire this house for ethernet,
I found a 1000 foot roll is only a bit over 5 cents/foot, and after
selling the unused portion, it ended up costing just a bit over 2
cents/foot, running a little under 500 feet total. The RG6 is more
expensive, and there are fewer places that would buy it back, so I think
a 1000 foot bundle is too much (I expect to use less than 200 feet, most
likely just a bit over 100 feet). Can anyone tell me where a good place
is to find RG6 cable, and quality connectors? Saunders is definitely out
of the list here, for prices.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

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