Residential TV Satallite
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Description & Applications

RG-X or RG-X/U were designations initiated by the military dating back to World War II, where “RG” stood for Radio Guide. These are now obsolete for original military purposes, but are still used to designate the distinct characteristics and specifications of various coax cables. For example, the “U” indicates “for general utility use.”

Coaxial cables are used in high frequency transmission, especially for transmitters and receivers, computers, radio and TV transmissions. The varied mechanical, thermal and electronic properties of Coaxial cables mean that they can be used up into the GHz levels, depending on the cable type.

While each RG cable type offers a variety of capabilities, below are some of the most common styles available, along with their best suited applications:

RG6 Solid Copper Coaxial Cable

RG6 solid copper coaxial cable is the industry standard for cable and satellite signal transmission. The RG6U cable is a thin cable that can easily be coiled or bent for residential installation within a wall or ceiling.

An RG6U 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.

A key benefit of the RG6U cable, and a reason for its popularity, is that it often replaces RG59 cables, an earlier form of coaxial video/audio cable. Another benefit of the RG6U cable is that it can be used in many applications due to its durability against interference and various environmental conditions. It can be run underground (direct burial) as well as run up the sides of buildings to connect to antennas and satellite dishes.

The RG6U cable is a very popular cable style, and is available in plenum, non-plenum (riser), direct burial (flooded) and water blocking versions. It’s also available with various types of shields, including quad shielding.

RG11 Solid Copper Coaxial Cable

RG11 coax cable is a thick, inflexible cable used to minimize signal loss in long runs, RG11 is typically run outside or underground. For example, it would be located in the front yard as opposed to inside the home.

RG59 Solid Copper Coaxial Cable

RG59 is another popular cable in residential settings, the RG59 functions similarly to the RG6 but has an even thinner center conductor. This difference makes the RG59 the best choice for short runs and low frequency transmissions within the home, but otherwise inferior to the RG6U cable in other applications.

Standard & Other Available Coaxial Cables

Choose from the cable options in the following table. Most items are in stock, but check with Remee for availability. Part numbers link to cable spec sheets.

Product Type Product Description Rating Remee Part No. & Data Sheet
Composite Video with Power Pair RG59/U with 18/2 Siamese CMP 725526
Composite Video with Power Pair RG6/U with 18/2 Siamese CMP 725536
RG59 - CCTV RG59/U CCA Braid CMP 725102
RG6 - CATV RG6/U Aluminum Braid Quad Shield CMP 725103
RG6 - CATV RG6/U Aluminum Braid Dual Shield CMP 725105/60
RG6 - CCTV RG6/U Bare Copper Braid CMP 725105/95BC
RG6 - CCTV RG6/U Tin Copper Braid Foil Shield CMP 725113
RG11 - CATV RG11/U Aluminum Braid Dual Foil Shield CMP 725107
RG11 – CATV RG11/U Aluminum Braid Quad Foil Shield CMP 725109
Composite Video with Power Pair RG59/U with 18/2 Siamese CMR R001535RC
Composite Video with Power Pair RG6/U with 18/2 Siamese CMR R001536
RG59 - CCTV RG59/U CCA Braid CMR R001510R
RG6 - CCTV RG6/U CCA Braid CMR R001531R
RG6 - CATV RG6/U Aluminum Braid Dual Shield CMR R001563WRC
RG6 - CATV RG6/U Aluminum Braid Dual Shield, made in USA CMR R001563WR
RG6 - CATV RG6/U Aluminum Braid Quad Shield CMR R001564WRC
RG6 - CCTV RG6/U Aluminum Braid Quad Shield; made in USA CMR R001564WR
RG11 - CATV RG11/U Aluminum Braid CMR R001586R
RG11 - CCTV RG11/U CCA Braid CMR R001582R
Composite Video with Power Pair RG59/U w/ 18-2 Siamese Water Blocking Tape PE Jacket OSP R001539WBPOLY
RG59 - CCTV Direct Burial RG59/U CCA Braid Water Blocking Tape PE Jacket OSP R001510WBTPOLY
RG6 - CATV Direct Burial RG6/U Aluminum Braid Water Blocking Gel PE Jacket OSP R001567
RG6- CCTV Direct Burial RG6/U CCA Braid Water Blocking Tape PE Jacket OSP R001531WBTPOLY
RG11 - CATV Direct Burial RG11/U Aluminum Braid Water Blocking Gel PE Jacket OSP R001587