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OTA antenna cabling - RG59 work?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rande, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. Rande

    Rande Auditioning

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    Can I get away with the existing RG59 cables for my OTA antenna, rather than investing in RG6, for receiving digital OTA sigals? I'm 55+ miles from broadcast source, marginal signal reception despite huge antenna-amplifiers-55 foot antenna tower -etc, and am thinking cable may be part of frequent pixilation problems. All my satellite leads use RG6.
     
  2. Steve Kinkead

    Steve Kinkead Auditioning

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    RG59 will attenuate the signal more than RG6, particularly for long runs. If you are having signal reception problems I would definately replace the RG59. The cost is minimal if you do it yourself.
    Steve
     
  3. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    Steve is right. Go with RG 6.
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