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When dealing with weak UHF signals from 70 miles, as well as strong local UHF/VHF signals, is RG6 Quad Shield recommended or is regular RG6 cable a better choice? And is Lowes/Home Depot/Walmart variety ok or is there a better brand to order? Using attic antenna and preamp. Thanks.
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RG6 is a tiny bit less lossy than is QS, but you'd need precision test equipment to tell the difference.

The "name" brand stuff from the Borg stores is usually pretty good.
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Don't waste your money on Quad. The main difference is in the shielding construction. The attenuation is the same whether it's standard, Tri, or Quad.
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For those interested, Home Depot now has very good clearance prices on GE branded coax cable, splitters, connectors, and indoor antennas. The RG6 quad shield is $9.99 for 25ft, and the regular RG6 even cheaper. Appears to be good quality. They are preparing to switch brands.
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