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post #8551 of 8564 Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM
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The blue backlighting has been restored in the news studio on WCNC. But it looks better this time in HD, and I think it may be new lighting. Looks like a lighter shade of blue and looks much nicer this time around.
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Does RG-11 coax provide any advantages over RG-6 for home use? (mainly for connected an outdoor antenna) Thanks in advance.
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Does RG-11 coax provide any advantages over RG-6 for home use? (mainly for connected an outdoor antenna) Thanks in advance.
Over 600Mhz and over 150' for the coax than yes other wise no. For me having both cables available I use RG-6 for my OTA antenna farm and satellite farm with out an issue.

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The atmospherics must have changed enough for me to get WIS-TV (Columbia, SC) on 10.1, 10.2 (ThisTv) and 10.3 (Bounce). 10.1 is NBC, there was a lip sync issue with voice leading video (WCNC was fine).

I was scanning my DISH 722 to update the channel list for 64.3 and they popped in. The 722 has great DVR software, so it's used for live OTA viewing (pausing, fast forward/reverse), only thing missing is the OTA guide. I picked up Greensboro 20.1,2,3,4 one weekend in the spring also. It's like DXing for AM radio stations at night as a kid .
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Over 600Mhz and over 150' for the coax than yes other wise no. For me having both cables available I use RG-6 for my OTA antenna farm and satellite farm with out an issue.
Thanks for the info. I was contemplating buying a spool of it. It's a bit on the pricey side however.
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Thanks for the info. I was contemplating buying a spool of it. It's a bit on the pricey side however.
Go ahead and spring for RG-6 quad-shield
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Go ahead and spring for RG-6 quad-shield
That would be a waste of money. "Quad-shield" cable has exactly the same attenuation loss as any other RG-6 cable. (unless you spring for poorly made Chinese cable, but that is a different issue)

Lots of hype around that one.

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I thought quad shield will help provide protection from interference from other electronics, wifi, and cell phone towers etc.
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I thought quad shield will help provide protection from interference from other electronics, wifi, and cell phone towers etc.
If there was something radiating with enough energy to induce a signal on a regular RG-6 coax cable, it would certainly be picked up by the antenna and that would completely overwhelm any protection, if any, provided by the extra shielding. I think this is a non-issue that is used by salesmen to sell more expensive cables.

I'm more interested in attenuation loss. UHF loses signal strength as it travels down coax. The extra shielding has no effect on this.
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Somebody on here recommended Belden RG-6 cable. But the RG-6 at Home Depot seems decent.
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Local news stations will be covering a major announcement at Carowinds at 11am this morning. The big media event will be streamed live on Carowinds.com. Stay tuned to your local news sources today for complete coverage.
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World's tallest and fastest gigacoaster is coming to Carowinds next year, Fury 325. WSOC and WCNC had good coverage. And I know, back to topic now...
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Saw a promo for "Black Sheep Squadron" coming in September, but I can't remember which channel. Glad to be able to see those bent wing Corsairs again, boring holes in the sky and blasting away at AT-6s painted as Zeke-lookalikes.
That is coming to METV this fall

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Also ThisTV and AntennaTV are owned by the same company as WGN America.
Antenna TV, WGN are owned by Tribune.
This TV is not. I is only distributed by Tribune.

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