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Where to buy RG-6 Cable... and not Monster (1 Viewer)

SeanA

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I am looking to buy a couple of short runs (3 to 6 feet) of good RG-6 Cable. I checked into Monster Cables and most of their 75 ohm RF cable is RG-59, and even the RG-59 cable is ridiculously expensive. Where else can I buy high quality, but reasonably priced RG-6 cable ?
 

Chu Gai

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so many places to look at
www.avcable.com

BTW, rg59 would work fine also and provide you with greater flexibility. the lengths you're looking at are no big thing.
 

Bryan.D

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I know the forum rules say no dealer advertising, but when someone asks a specific question can I answer it with a link to my site? I notice that others can link to sites they may or may not be affiliated with.

Sorry to hijak your thread Sean but we do offer great cable and excellent prices... and besides I'm a fellow Wisconsin'ite -- grew up in Sheboygan :)
 

Bob McElfresh

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Bryan, I'm afraid we dont even allow sites that pay us for advertising to respond in public to requests like this. So please dont.

Sean: my advice is to calculate the total length you need and just go buy 1 run of pre-packaged, pre-terminated RG6 coax from Radio Shack. Buy some connectors and cut it up to fit your needs.

I realize the desire to spend a few bucks more to have the reassurance of having great cables, but a few feet of high-end wire in your room is not going to have much effect compared to the hundreds of yards of coax leading to your house. (And at audio & RF frequencies, not too sensitive to the wires. Video/HD video, my recomendation would be different.)

If you were doing a whole-house re-wire, I'd probably send to your yellow pages for "Electronic Supply" stores that would carry spools of Belden 1695a (I think) that has a great reputation and specifications. But you typically have to buy 100 feet of the stuff unless the store will sell it by the foot. (And even then, they sometimes charge $ per cut).

This thread on CATV Distribution has some of my stock advice, and even some tool suggestions.

Good Luck.
 

SeanA

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Thanks fellas... for all the great suggestions. I realize now, though, that maybe I should have asked a different question first... that being should I use RG-59 or RG-6 RF coaxial ??? I am simply making a short run from an indoor antenna to my HD receiver, and I may make one or two splits from the antenna to a VCR and/or the TV. I had read on this forum that RG-6 was a better choice for long runs, and assumed it would also be better for short runs. But it seems there may be other more important considerations for a short run.

I will look into all the options suggested, but if I were to buy plain cable and mount my own connectors, what tools are needed and where can I find a "how to" resource ???

Bryan,
Good to hear from a fellow Cheesehead, or maybe I should say "brathead" being that you are from Sheboygan. I grew up in Marinette myself. Go Pack !!!
 

Bob McElfresh

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So you are using this for UHF signals.

It does not matter really, but you will likely find RG6 more common so go with that.

Look at the link I gave above for tool suggestions. But the Radio Shack stuff usually has instructions so it's fairly easy to do.
 

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