Originally Posted by Rick0725
In todays day and age you should purchase the best rated cable currently available which would future proof for any new technologies coming our way. There will be a million opinions but I never skimp on coax.
There are so many varieties. Many companies are skimping/cutting back/offering other options to competitive in a market where the price of copper and other metals are going sky high.
solid copper center conductor
swept tested to 3000MHz...2250 mhz min.
at least 60% aluminum braid
Tri shield /Quadshield only really necessary where you suspect interference ingress from strong FM, TV, Electromagnetic, etc.
I prefer tri shield (can be used with standard RG6 connectors) and transitioned away from quad shield. The description in the link belows explains why in the description of the coax.https://www.tselectronic.com/belden/...8f70f01b4af5f9
Trusted quality manufacturers...Belden, Vextron, Commscope, etc. Aspen eagle if in a pinch.
If you are going to buy in quantity purchase from an electronics dealer or distributor or online. The coax sold at Radio Shack, Lowes, Home Depot are questionable...copper clad, poor foam dielectric, minimal braid, not of higher quality and durability.
I currently use Vextra V621 and Belden 7915A trishield where appropriate...no longer use quadshield.
highly recommend the expense of compression fittings and tools associated with installation.
and dielectric paste to waterproof the fittinghttp://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/antsup/1218.html
just be careful what you are purchasing coax and do not skimp on the cable. The priority wire.com stuff just is not my cup of tea.