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Running coax from HD tuner to small amplified antenna max length


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#1 of 3 Mike_J_Potter

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Posted March 29 2005 - 12:06 PM

I need to buy a new coax cable to use with my HD tuner and Radio Shack indoor amplified antenna. I previously used a 25 ft RG6 cable, but I had to use that to hook up both tuners on my Directv DVR. What type is recommended, should I go with RG6 again? Also whats the max length coax and I can get away with before loss becomes too high. I would love to be able to get the antenna closer to the back window for better reception.
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#2 of 3 Bob McElfresh

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Posted March 29 2005 - 03:02 PM

RG6 and other coax are rated by their performance at 100 feet.

If the signals are digital - the performance is better (the cable has less effect).

So yes, high-bandwidth RG6 is recommended. Get the stuff designed for sat systems if you can.

#3 of 3 Mike_J_Potter

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Posted March 29 2005 - 11:36 PM

Great thanks, guess I have another project to do this weekend.
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