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post #1 of 5 Old 09-11-2012, 05:22 AM - Thread Starter
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Just curious what RG6 wire you guys prefer.
For the last couple of projects, I've just used my standard stock - Belden Copper Core RG6 QS.

Back in the day, my 1st project, I bought some Monster stuff - standard rg6 dual shield
I STILL use some of this stuff that is leftover for jumpers.
I'm not sure who else makes it, but the dielectric shield on this monster cable was copper and it makes for a really awesome flexiable cable !

I plan to check out Liberty when I'm done with my Belden reels
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The dielectric material is an insulator - not copper.

I'd stick with Belden.

Edit - I understand you meant that it had a copper shield, though not sure how much that would affect the flexibility.

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It could very well be the rubber composition....as well. But the MC reminds me of *electric cord* rubber - SJ rated.
Super flexiable.
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For long runs, in-wall, I prefer stiffer RG6, but I'll use whatever I have. The more flexible RG6 and mini coax is good for interconnects.

I've read good things about mini coax for prewire, but haven't used it.

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I wired my place using RG-6 Quad Shield. This stuff resists interference better than non-quad shielded wire.

rg6quad_full.jpg

Use good compression fittings made for quad shield too!

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