RG-6/U is a common type of coaxial cable used in a wide variety of residential and commercial applications. The term "RG-6" itself is quite generic and refers to a wide variety of cable designs, which differ from one another in shielding characteristics, center conductor composition, and dielectric type. RG-6 was originally a military spec where "RG" meant Radio Guide and "6" referred to the sixth page in the Guide, but is now obsolete; in practice, the term "RG-6" is generally used to refer to coaxial cables with an 18 AWG center conductor and 75 ohm characteristic impedance.
RG6 Coaxial Cable
RG6 is the recommended coaxial cable for distributing signals from cable TV, satellite dish or from a roof-top antenna. The RG6 cable construction provides better sheilding than the older RG59 coax cable. RG6 cables that we carry are triple or Quad Shielded. Available in 500 and 1000 foot lengths, Belden RG6 cables also have additional Duobond Plus/Duofoil features that make them the industry leaders.
What Does "RG-6" Mean?
All of the common RG designations apply to various types of coaxial cable. Some people think "coax" or "coaxial" cable means "antenna cable," or "cable with F-connectors," or some such thing, but coax is a much more general classification. Any cable which has two conductors which share a single common axis is a coaxial cable--a center conductor, accompanied by a shield, the two being kept apart by a dielectric and wrapped in an outer jacket. All common video cable types are coaxial cables, though that's harder to see in some than in others--for example, s-video cable typically is two mini-coaxial cables combined either in a common outer jacket or a zip-cord type arrangement.
75 Ohm Braided Coax Cable
RG6 Cable is the preferred cable for transmitting signals from a cable TV, satellite dish or from a roof-top antenna. RG6 cable construction provides for better shielding than RG59 cable. Losses shown are per 100'.
Double-Shielded RG6 Coax Cable, 1000 Feet
Terminating RG6 and RG6 Quad coaxial cable has never been easier. With the Weatherproof Compression Tool Set, you can quickly relocate cable TV/cable modem outlets, replace faulty F connectors or install and repair your satellite TV. The Weatherproof Compression Tool Set lets you make professional-quality terminations easily. This HDTV-compatible set includes a compression crimp tool, a cable cutter, a cable stripper for RG6 and RG6 Quad coax, and 10 waterproof compression connectors that are safe for both indoor and outdoor use.
RG-6 products available on the market
RG-6 cable is one of the more common types of coaxial cables used for commercial and household purposes. The term RG-6 is a generic label that can be used to describe a whole range of cable designs. In fact, all cable designs described under RG-6 may well differ from one another in center conductor composition, dielectric type, or shielding characteristics. RG-6 was originally a military specification meaning Radio Guide, but this term has become obsolete due to lack of use. Today it is used to describe coaxial cables with 75-ohm impedance and 18 AWG center conductors.
HDTV Antenna Coaxial Cable
Antennas Direct offers three types of cable: RG6,Quad-Shielded RG6, and RG11. You can see above the difference in quality, cable-width, and connector-type. If you're installing an indoor antenna or a short outdoor run, a standard RG6 cable should meet your needs. The quad-shielded RG6 cable features additional foil shields to fight electromagnetic interference and is ideal for longer runs. For those that demand the highest quality with virtually no signal loss and/or a run of more than 850 feet, the RG11 will deliver superior performance.
What Is an RG6 Cable Used For
An RG6 cable is one of the most commonly used cables for home and commercial purposes. It is a form of coaxial cable used to transmit audio and video signals to devices such as television sets.
An RG6 cable is used to connect devices that carry audio and video signal from a transmitter to a display. This includes connecting aerial antennas, satellite dishes and cable television.