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Whoa! I mean,. I say, I holler ....Whoa with the Skin Effect stuff, Son. (/Foghorn Leghorn)
You're not going to LOSE more signal (i.e., increase resistance) due to Skin Effect when deploying larger cables. Check out Wikipedia, fer chrissakes ("skin depth").
The skin depth isn't changing when you make the conductor larger. You will indeed get less resistance with the larger conductor in any event. It's just that the "skin depth" describes how the current shies away from being bunched into the center of the cable. Some of that current will still be shared by the larger core in that bigger conductor. And that bigger circumference conductor, for a given skin depth, will give less resistance. It's just that the incremental improvement will not be that much.