Shielding question when putting on F connector on RG6Q
I am very much a rookie in this area. 7 months ago I dropped cable and strictly use netflix/amazon prime and OTA. I just bought a new house and after looking at previous cable runs, which are all ran to walls I don't want a TV on, and using older coaxial cable.. I decided to run my own. I bought a kit for compression F connectors and I did a couple runs already, from antenna to splitter to tv wall to tv.
Anyways, when preparing myself for this, apparently I only watched youtube videos on making RG6 cable. After I already made 3 cables, I found out that everything and everywhere says you are supposed to pull back the 2 layers of wire shield and remove the one layer of foil, leaving just one layer around the white part.
Well, when I made the 3 cables, I only pulled back the first wire shield layer and left the foil-wire-foil shields.
The question, Why are you suppose to pull back first 3 layers on RG6 quad shield?
The connections I made work, and the f connectors are on tight. So really, why is there all of this you NEED to pull back 3 layers leaving the last foil layer intact? Is there some actual technical reason or is it to just provide more mass for the compression connector to snug against?
(sorry if this has been posted before, I searched and searched and only found stuff saying that you are supposed to pull back the 2 wire layers and remove the first foil layer, nothing saying as to WHY you are suppose to do that)