RG-8 vs RG-6

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 Question by Paul King posted 08 Jul 2000
 RG-8 vs RG-6
Is it acceptable to use RG-8 cable for a DSS satelite system vs. the standard
RG-6 cable? Will the picture quality improve with such RG-8 cable used
for wireless telecommunication installations.

Thank you for your input.

Paul King
 Answer by Roman Kitaev posted 08 Jul 2000

RG-8 cable is designed for 10Base-5 thick Ethernet applications, impedance of 50 Ohm and good attenuation specs.

RG-6 cable is used for CATV and DSS and has an impedance of 75 Ohm.

Based on this, RG-6 cable is the best choice for your needs.

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