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Thin Coaxial Cable Extension

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Abracaboom, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. Abracaboom

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    Hello,

    I have a small indoor TV antenna that works very well, and I want to find out if I can set it up in my attic and run the signal to more than one location with a splitter. The coaxial cable that comes out of the antenna is much thinner than standard RG6 (about 1/8" dia.), and I'm not sure if I can attach that thin cable to a splitter and then run RG6 cables out of the splitter.

    Do you know what that thin coax is called, and whether it would be better to stick with that kind of cable throughout the cable runs?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Megabite

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    RG6 would be best .....what is the coax coming out of Antenna RG59?
     
  3. Abracaboom

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    Thanks, Megabite, if it's ok to extend the cable with RG6 I'll do just that.

    Based on what I read in Wikipedia about coaxial cables, RG59 is about twice as thick as what I have. The wifi antenna that came with my laptop seems to use the same kind of cable as my TV antenna, only with a smaller connector.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Yea I think it is called Mini Coax
     
  5. Abracaboom

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    Thanks again, Megabite, mini coax it is.
     
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