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I'm not aware of any bad RG-6 cable although the loss varies a little. There are lots of places to buy cheap RG-6. If you need a 120' piece and two 20' pieces it is best to buy a spool, cut to length and put on your own connectors.

Don't buy quad shield thinking it is lower loss. It is not. Regular RG-6 is fine for 99.99% of uses.

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Originally Posted by Calaveras View Post
Multipath is reflections of the main signal off of objects that arrive at the at the antenna at different times and interfere with each other. Often these reflected signals appear as noise to the tuner and causes the signal not to decode because the signal-to-noise ratio is too low. Antennas mounted in attics and indoors can suffer from this more than outdoor antennas. Attic and indoor antennas are not line-of-sight locations.

That will work. You don't need to ground an antenna in the attic but you can if you want to. Grounding only protects a system from charges induced from nearby lightning strikes and not direct hits.

I appears the antenna won't go in the attic or should I say my mind figured I could install it there BUT my 69 year old body took a look and said not worth the effort as I had extra thick Insulation installed higher R rating and it was fluffed above the trusses to hard to walk with out perhaps stepping thru sheetrock. Now on to plan B Exterior Antenna with the longer cable run.
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Originally Posted by abdiver View Post
Now on to plan B Exterior Antenna with the longer cable run.
If you buy the bulk RG-6 and put on your own connectors, make sure that they are attached solidly. Some of the F-connectors screw on, and they're easier to install, but they don't hold well. Try to get the type that you crimp on, and then make sure that they're crimped on good. You don't want the one up at the antenna pulling loose on you.


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