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Antenna Cables

Antenna Cables are made to send high-quality signals and prevent signal loss and interference due to their five-layer structure. Expert advice on antenna cables, with tips for optimizing your selection for the lowest signal loss and weatherization. SMA, RP-SMA, BNC, and more.

Tensile Strength in Antenna Cables: Putting Stretching Force

George Hardesty June 30th, 2024 4 minute read Antenna Cables | LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400 | U.FL Cables

Tensile strength:  The maximum amount of pulling or stretching force that a cable can withstand without breaking Tensile refers to pulling and... more »

Double Shielding of Antenna Cables for Low Signal Loss

George Hardesty June 25th, 2024 10 minute read Antenna Cables | LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400 | Signal Loss in Antenna Cables

Double Shielding of Antenna Cables for Low Signal Loss Interference and Cable Shielding Shielding protects against both leakage and absorption of stray... more »

Grounding of Antenna Cables: Gear Protection and Performance

George Hardesty June 2nd, 2024 5 minute read Antenna Cables

The Importance of Grounding Antenna Cables Proper grounding of antenna cables is not just a matter of equipment and personnel safety from lightning... more »

Antenna Cable Installation, Management and Labeling: Best Practices

George Hardesty May 14th, 2024 6 minute read Antenna Cables

Installing and Routing Antenna Cables By following these guidelines, you can ensure a tidy and efficient  antenna cable installation that maintains the... more »

Corrosion Resistance for Antennas, Antenna Cables and Connectors: Salt Spray Test

George Hardesty May 11th, 2024 3 minute read Antenna Cables | Antennas

The salt spray test, also known as a salt fog test, is a standardized method used extensively in the industry to evaluate the corrosion resistance of... more »

Capacitance of Antenna Cable Coax Types: Lower value indicates better signal integrity

George Hardesty May 4th, 2024 4 minute read Antenna Cables

Capacitance values for various types of coax types These are typical values for the capacitance per foot or per meter of these coaxial cables used in... more »

Wi-Fi & LTE Antenna Installations: How To Choose the Best Coaxial Cable

George Hardesty April 2nd, 2024 5 minute read Antenna Cables

Choosing the best antenna cable coax for an outdoor Wi-Fi antenna installation involves considering several factors to ensure good signal quality, overall... more »

Nickel and Gold-Plated Brass Compared as Platings for Antenna Cable Connectors and Adapters

George Hardesty December 5th, 2023 2 minute read Antenna Cables

Rust Proofing and Corrosion-Protection: Best Options Among Nickel, Gold-Plated Brass & Brass Alloys For outdoor applications, Nickel-Plated Brass is... more »

Bend Radius of LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400 Coaxial Cable Types

George Hardesty December 4th, 2023 3 minute read Antenna Cables | Coax Cable Types | LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400

Minimum Bend Radiuses of LMR-100, LMR-200 and LMR-400 The bend radius of a coaxial cable refers to the minimum radius a cable can be bent without... more »

RG58 Compared to LMR-200 & LMR-100 Coax: Shielding & Signal Loss

George Hardesty November 27th, 2023 4 minute read Antenna Cables | LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400 | Signal Loss in Antenna Cables

RG58 Coaxial Cable Specifications RG58, LMR-100, and LMR-200 all have the following characteristics in common: 50 Ohm impedance A weather-resilient... more »

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