RG11? Compatible with Directv, thoughts?

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  1. SHOCKEDHAWK

    SHOCKEDHAWK Thread Starter Member

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    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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    jdspencer SatelliteGuys Family

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    The RG11 will work just fine. It has less loss per foot than RG6.
     
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  3. HDhysteria

    HDhysteria PIT MEMBER

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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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    shmeff PIT MEMBER

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    May also want to consider the voltage drop.
     
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  5. jdspencer

    jdspencer SatelliteGuys Family

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    Right. The voltage drop is real important for the switching voltages sent to the LNBs.
     
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  6. Bob Nielsen

    Bob Nielsen Active SatelliteGuys Member

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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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  7. jfonman

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    RG-11 is what I use for the main trunk line in all the Wal-Mart stores for the hanging tv's and the main line for the wall of eyes in electronics. Anything longer than a hundred feet or so, that's the way to go. Wouldn't think you'd need it for anything less.
     
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