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Stick with well-known brands of cable, like Belden or TFC.
As for the length, maybe you could try running about 50-100 feet more than you'll need, of RG-6/U, right across the yard and see how it works for a day or two. If that works (with the little bit of extra cable length), then the RG-6/U should be OK). Then you can run it all neatly.
I've run older dishes at work over 200 feet, even with copper-clad steel center (which is supposed to have a larger voltage drop).
Ken English, Sr. Engineer, KSL-TV.
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