[time-nuts] RG 6 U couplings

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Sun Dec 6 23:01:38 EST 2015

Real RG58 has a copper wire shield.
Real RG6 has a copper wire shield.

RG58 and RG6 tend to leak RF a bit.

Real Quad 6 has aluminum foil and aluminum wire shields.

Quad 6 was designed to use multiple layers of grounding shield to
prevent this leakage.  RG6 should have the same foam center insulation
as the Quad, only it should have fewer shield layers.

-Chuck Harris

Hal Murray wrote:
> cfharris at erols.com said:
>> It is important to note that RG58 <> RG6 <> Quad RG6.  They are each
>> different in diameter, loss, and shielding capability.
> Is the attenuation of RG6 significantly different from Quad RG6?
> I'd expect the loss to be primarily determined by the size of the center
> conductor which would be the same.

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