RG59 vs RG6

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  1. Michael_Shea

    Michael_Shea Auditioning

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    Behind a cabinet of mine there are a bunch of coax cables that are both RG59 and RG6. I cannot see the writing on some of the other cables I want to change out to RG6.
    How does one tell the difference between RG59 and RG6 cable if one cant read what it says on the cable. Is one one thicker than than the other? And if so, which one?
    TIA
     
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    Generally RG6 will be thicker than RG59.
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    That was my guess but wasnt sure. Thank you.
     
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    specifically the center conductor in rg59 is smaller
     
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    The center conductor of an RG-6 is usually about 18% thicker.
     
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    either way, he should now be able to tell the difference...vive la difference!
     

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