Originally Posted by Vinster30
You must use and have RG6 cable. The photo shows that your connection is for Cable and may not be RG6. You said that you did a direct connection, was that a RG6 cable?
I used RG-59 for 10+ years with DirecTV, with virtually no degradation. RG-6 is for long runs, and RV's can work fine with RG-59. My MoHo still has RG-59, and I get fine HD service. My long (50') cables are RG-6, but only because the connectors for '59 are hard to come by these days.
I just retired from Northrop Grumman as a Principal Information Technologist, specializing in Microwave, Satellite, and data communications.
There are probably a thousand websites that show the loss difference between 59 and 6 at the sat frequencies, and the short runs that we use make 59 very applicable, due to its flexibility and lack of set memory (being laid out into a particular config, particurlarly in sunny or cold spots). Short corners in 6 also cause "cold flow", moving the center conductor off center, causing greater loss than 59 might have for the same turn radius.........
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