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    RG11? Compatible with Directv, thoughts?

    I've heard some good things about RG11 coax over long runs. Is this compatible with Directv?

    Thought about using this with my over the air antenna and possible with my sat.


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    The RG11 will work just fine. It has less loss per foot than RG6.
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    yep, should work fine, it is 75 ohm like either rg6 or 59. If you have a cheap source I would use it. Not sure how much help it would be on the satellite lines, Would probably help more for weak OTA reception. How long of a run are we talking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDhysteria View Post
    How long of a run are we talking?
    May also want to consider the voltage drop.

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    Right. The voltage drop is real important for the switching voltages sent to the LNBs.
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    The center conductor is larger, so there will be less voltage drop in addition to lower loss using RG11. Both the cable and suitable connectors (compression, of course) are more difficult to find and a different compression tool is required.

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