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Created On: 14 January 2015 07:47 PM
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 14 January 2015 07:47 PM
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aligarjon

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Hi guys. could someone tell me the difference between the 2 coaxial cables RG6 and CT100 apart from the cost.

Cheers. Gary

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Specialised Subject. The Bleedin Obvious. John Cleese
 14 January 2015 11:44 PM
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Manxie

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RG6 steel inner core, aluminium foil and braid
CT100 all copper
 15 January 2015 06:40 AM
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davezawadi

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No, thats the cheap copy.


Coaxial Cable Type: RG6
Conductor Area CSA: -
Conductor Material: Copper Coated Steel
Conductor Size AWG: 18AWG
External Diameter: 7.47mm
Impedance: 75ohm
Jacket Colour: Black
Jacket Material: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
No. of Max Strands x Strand Size: Solid
Reel Length (Imperial): 1000ft
Reel Length (Metric): 304.8m
SVHC: No SVHC (16-Jun-2014)

The real difference is the loss, RG6 has solid polythene insulation, whereas CT100 is semi air spaced and larger diameter. The UHF loss is significantly less (about half as much). Use CT100 for aerial signals and it good for distribution too and fits F connectors properly.

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 15 January 2015 07:36 AM
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aligarjon

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Thank you guys.

Gary

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Specialised Subject. The Bleedin Obvious. John Cleese
 15 January 2015 08:34 AM
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Manxie

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Also stopped making CT100 years ago
 15 January 2015 04:10 PM
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aligarjon

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CT100 is listed on CEF's new on-line site ?

Gary

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Specialised Subject. The Bleedin Obvious. John Cleese
 15 January 2015 05:48 PM
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Manxie

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CT100 has been obsolete for 10 years..
What they are selling isn't actually CT100 or maybe it's old stock
I use WF100 or WF125 for very long runs
 15 January 2015 05:59 PM
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weirdbeard

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Hi Gary: here's a link....

http://www.wrightsaerials.co.u...ax-cable-quality.shtml

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 16 January 2015 06:38 PM
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aligarjon

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Thanks Weirdbeard. that is a great link.

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Specialised Subject. The Bleedin Obvious. John Cleese
 16 January 2015 06:46 PM
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Manxie

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Its a very old link though..
Raydex no longer exist and neither does their ct100
 16 January 2015 09:08 PM
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aligarjon

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What would you use for a standard house Manxie. say a max 25m length.

Gary

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Specialised Subject. The Bleedin Obvious. John Cleese
 26 January 2015 07:16 PM
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nad

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http://professional-electricia...chnical/aerial-ability

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