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Mesa, AZ
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reply to CoxVegas

Re: [NV] Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands' Birthday Present

said by CoxVegas:

said by Optimus2357:

::Insert Eating popcorn GIF here::

Yea, I saw this coming. As soon as anyone mentions Caps...

Im still just curios what kind of coaxial compressors he used. Guess Im just a nerd. XD

Heh. The cable is mini RG59 - you can find it pre-assembled with the ends in a number of places. We, being a cable company, make our own, of course.

It isn't supposed to be used for high bandwidth, high frequency digital signals as it is not well shielded (only single - RG6 comes in double or quad shield), but that particular cable is 10 feet or so to our in-lab tap, so it works well enough. Plus, as you noticed, it's a lot more flexible and easier to run where we need it in a cramped lab.

Official line: Use RG6. Everywhere.

Who still uses RG59 and for what purpose?


Las Vegas, NV
said by Rakeesh:

Who still uses RG59 and for what purpose?

Optimus2357 was asking what that thin coax cable in the picture at the start of this thread was.

We still have some in our lab for the short connections from the tap into some of the test cable modems.

West Warwick, RI
Oh thanks for the answer. I was hoping maybe it was something new. I have always wondered why the basic design (with improvements) have stayed the same so long. Imagine coaxial with ThermaVolt dielectric insulation, graphite nano-wrap shielding and a ICP core. Were talking cable so thin you could lay it on the wall and paint over it and not even notice. Ahh yes, but it all boils down to cost and compatibility. That's why RJ11 hasn't changed in what..60 years?