Coaxial Cable Loss and Dynamics Page

The following contains detailed specifications of common coax cable.  Note! Not All of this information has been 100% checked for accuracy, use with caution

 

Coax Cable Signal Loss (Attenuation) in dB per 100ft*

Loss @

RG-174

RG-58

RG-8X

RG-213

RG-6

RG-8U

RG-11

RF-9914

RF-9913

1MHz

1.9dB

0.4dB

0.5dB

0.2dB

0.2dB

0.1dB

0.2dB

0.3dB

0.2dB

10MHz

3.3dB

1.4dB

1.0dB

0.6dB

0.6dB

0.4dB

0.4dB

0.5dB

0.4dB

50MHz

6.6dB

3.3dB

2.5dB

1.6dB

1.4dB

1.1dB

1.0dB

1.1dB

0.9dB

100MHz

8.9dB

4.9dB

3.6dB

2.2dB

2.0dB

1.5dB

1.6dB

1.5dB

1.4dB

200MHz

11.9dB

7.3dB

5.4dB

3.3dB

2.8dB

2.1dB

2.3dB

2.0dB

1.8dB

400MHz

17.3 B

11.2dB

7.9dB

4.8dB

4.3dB

3.2dB

3.5dB

2.9dB

2.6dB

700MHz

26.0dB

16.9dB

11.0dB

6.6dB

5.6dB

4.2dB

4.7dB

3.8dB

3.6dB

900MHz

27.9 B

20.1dB

12.6dB

7.7dB

6.0dB

5.7dB

5.4dB

4.9dB

4.2dB

1000MHZ

22.0dB

21.5dB

13.5dB

8.3dB

6.1dB

5.9dB

5.6dB

5.3dB

4.5dB

Impedance

50ohm

50ohm

50ohm

50ohm

75ohm

50ohm

75ohm

50ohm

50ohm


Cable attenuation
(dB per 100 ft)                
Type 1.8 3.5 7 14 21 28 50 144 440 1296
LDF7-50A 0.03 0.04 0.06 0.08 0.10 0.12 0.16 0.27 0.50 0.90
FHJ-7 0.03 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.12 0.15 0.20 0.37 0.80 1.70
LDF5-50A 0.03 0.06 0.09 0.14 0.17 0.19 0.26 0.45 0.80 1.50
FXA78-50J 0.06 0.08 0.13 0.17 0.23 0.27 0.39 0.77 1.40 2.80
3/4" CATV 0.06 0.08 0.13 0.17 0.23 0.26 0.38 0.62 1.70 3.00
LDF4-50A 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.25 0.31 0.36 0.48 0.84 1.40 2.50
RG-17 0.10 0.13 0.18 0.27 0.34 0.40 0.50 1.30 2.50 5.00
SLA12-50J 0.11 0.15 0.20 0.28 0.35 0.42 0.56 1.00 1.90 3.00
FXA12-50J 0.12 0.16 0.22 0.33 0.40 0.47 0.65 1.20 2.10 4.00
FXA38-50J 0.16 0.23 0.31 0.45 0.53 0.64 0.85 1.50 2.70 4.90
9913 0.16 0.23 0.31 0.45 0.53 0.64 0.92 1.60 2.70 5.00
RG-213 0.25 0.37 0.55 0.75 1.00 1.20 1.60 2.80 5.10 10.00
RG-8X 0.49 0.68 1.00 1.40 1.70 1.90 2.50 4.50 8.40  

Cable attenuation (Ft per dB)
                 
Type 1.8 3.5 7 14 21 28 50 144 440 1296
LDF7-50A 3333.00 2500.00 1666.00 1250.00 1000.00 833.00 625.00 370.00 200.00 110.00
FHJ-7 2775.00 2080.00 1390.00 1040.00 833.00 667.00 520.00 310.00 165.00 92.00
LDF5-50A 2500.00 1666.00 1111.00 714.00 588.00 526.00 385.00 222.00 125.00 67.00
FXA78-50J 1666.00 1250.00 769.00 588.00 435.00 370.00 256.00 130.00 71.00 36.00
3/4" CATV 1666.00 1250.00 769.00 588.00 435.00 385.00 275.00 161.00 59.00 33.00
LDF4-50A 1111.00 769.00 588.00 400.00 323.00 266.00 208.00 119.00 71.00 40.00
RG-17 1000.00 769.00 556.00 370.00 294.00 250.00 200.00 77.00 40.00 20.00
SLA12-50J 909.00 667.00 500.00 355.00 285.00 235.00 175.00 100.00 53.00 34.00
FXA12-50J 834.00 625.00 455.00 300.00 250.00 210.00 150.00 83.00 48.00 25.00
FXA38-50J 625.00 435.00 320.00 220.00 190.00 155.00 115.00 67.00 37.00 20.00
9913 625.00 435.00 320.00 220.00 190.00 155.00 110.00 62.00 37.00 20.00
RG-213 400.00 270.00 180.00 130.00 100.00 83.00 62.00 36.00 20.00 10.00
RG-8X 204.00 147.00 100.00 71.00 59.00 53.00 40.00 22.00 12.00  

Number of feet required for 1 DB advantage LDF5-50A VS:
             
Type 1.8 3.5 7 14 21 28 50 144 440 1296
LDF4-50A 2000.00 1430.00 1250.00 910.00 715.00 625.00 435.00 250.00 165.00 100.00
RG-17 1666.00 1430.00 1110.00 770.00 560.00 475.00 420.00 120.00 60.00 30.00
FXA12-50J 1250.00 1000.00 770.00 525.00 435.00 355.00 255.00 120.00 75.00 40.00
9913 835.00 590.00 455.00 320.00 280.00 220.00 150.00 85.00 53.00 29.00

Number of feet required for 1 db advantage LDF4-50A VS:
             
Type 1.8 3.5 7 14 21 28 50 144 440 1296
RG-17               220.00 90.00 40.00
FXA12-50J     2000.00 1250.00 1100.00 835.00 625.00 250.00 145.00 65.00
9913 1430.00 1000.00 715.00 500.00 455.00 345.00 235.00 135.00 75.00 40.00
RG-213 910.00 600.00 285.00 200.00 150.00 120.00 85.00 45.00 20.00 12.00

Attenuation dB / 100 m
                         
Type f/MHz: 10 30 50 100 145 200 400 435 500 1296 2320 3000 5000
RG-11 AU 2,2 4,0   7,5   11,0     19,0     60,0  
RG-55         16,0     29,0   52,0 77,0 90,0 127
RG-58 CU 4,6 8,0 11,0 16,3 20,0 24,0 36,0 40,0 47,0 90,0 140 180 272
RG-142 AU 7,0 9,0   14,0 15,0 20,0 28,0 30,0 35,0 49,0 72,0 95,0 128
RG-174 U 12,0 17,0   29,0 34,0 45,0 55,0 60,0 70,0 110 175 220 325
RG-188 AU 12,0 17,0   28,0 32,0 40,0   58,0 68,0 113 165 268  
RG-196 AU 22,0 27,0   43,0   62,0 95,0   102     300  
RG-213 U 2,0 3,6 4,3 6,3 8,2 9,5 14,5 15,0 17,0 26,0   55,0 89,0
RG-213 US-100 1,8 2,45 3,2   5,9     10,1   21,1      
RG-214 US 1,8 3,2 3,9 5,7 7,6 9,0 13,0 15,0   23,5   45,0  
RG-223 U 4,0 7,0   13,0 18,5 20,0 30,0 34,0 38,0 60,0 85,0 100 151
RG-316 U  12,0 17,0   28,0 32,0 40,0   58,0 68,0 113 165 268  
H100   2,1 2,8   4,9     8,8   16,0 23,0    
H155 3,1 3,4 6,5 9,4 11,2     19,8 21,9 34,9      
H500 1,3   2,9 4,1     8,7     17,4 24,1    
Aircom-plus 0,9     3,3 4,5   7,4 7,5   14,5 21,5 25,0 34,1
Aircell-7   3,7 4,8 6,9 7,9     14,1   26,1      
CF1/4"Cu2Y   2,5     5,5     9,0   18,0      
CF3/8"Cu2Y   1,6     3,8     6,5   13,0 16,0    
CF1/2"Cu2Y   1,2     3,0     5,6   10,0      
CF5/8"Cu2Y   1,0     2,5     4,0   7,2 10,0    
TU-165         29,0 41,0           120  
TU-300         17,0 25,0   75          
TU-545         9,0 14,0   45          
4/S-60 2,0 4,0    7,0       19,0          
60-7-2 2,0     7,0 10,0     17,0          

Maximum power in Watt at:
                       
Type f/MHz: 10 30 50 100 145 200 400 435 500 1296 2320 3000 5000
RG-11 AU           420 300         95  
RG-55 (Power handling like RG-223 U)
RG-58 CU 550       240 125 100 90   49 31 30 20
RG-142 AU 3200       1500     850   460 320   175
RG-174 U 200       95 57 42     30 18 13  
RG-188 AU 550       380     260   130 90   75
RG-196 AU           85 57         18  
RG-213 U 2000       800 420 300 290     100 95 65
RG-213 US-100 2000       800 440 420 400   220 140   70
RG-214 US 2000       800 440 420 400   220 140   70
RG-223 U 950       300     200   100 68   40
RG-316 U 550       380     260   130 90   75
H100 2100       1000     530   300      
H155 (Power handling like RG-58 CU)
H500 (Power handling like H100)
Aircom-plus (Power handling like H100)
Aircell-7 2960     850           190      
CF1/4"Cu2Y 2700       1200     750   400      
CF3/8"Cu2Y 4700       2800     1200   680 520    
CF1/2"Cu2Y 6400       2800     1600   850      
CF5/8"Cu2Y 9000       4000     2300   1350 950    
TU-165           170 110         32  
TU-300           660 450         150  
TU-545           1700 1200         370  

Type Z Ohms pF/m Vk Dielectric Screen

Dimensions

Bending
Radius
Kg
Percentage

Resist. DC/1000m

            Inside Dielectric Outside Inside Outside
RG-11 AU 75 67 0,66 PE  60dB 1,2 7,3 10,3 50mm 13,9 22 4,1
RG-55 (2%) 53,3 94 0,66 PE 100% 0,9 3,0  5,3 30mm  5,0    
RG-58 CU 50 101 0,66 PE  60dB 0,9 2,95 5,0 25mm  4,0 39 13,5
RG-142 AU 50 95 0,7 PTFE   80dB 0.95 2,95 4,95        
RG-174 U 50 101 0,66 PE  55dB 0,50   2,5        
RG-188 AU 50 95 0,7 PTFE   0,51   2,7        
RG-196 AU 50 95 0,7 PTFE   0,3   1,9        
RG-213 U 50 101 0,66 PE  60dB 2,25 7,25 10,3 100mm 15,3 6 4,1
RG-213 US-100 50 101 0,66 PE  60dB 2,25 7,25 10,3 90mm 15,5 6 4,1
RG-214 US 50 101 0,66 PE  80dB 2,25 7,25 10,8     6  
RG-223 U 50 101 0,66 PE  80dB 0,9 2,95 5,3        
RG-316 U 50 95 0,7 PE   0,51   2,5     DC/100m  
H100 50   0,84 PE/air 100% 2,5 6,9  9,8 150mm 11,0    
H155 50 100 0,79 PE/cell 100% 2,5 3,9  5,4 35mm  3,9 1,5 1,7
H500 50 82 0,81 PE/cell  80db 2,5 7,0  9,8 75mm 10,7    
Aircom-plus 50 84 0,84  PE/air 100% 2,7 7,2 10,3 100mm 15,0    
Aircell-7 50 74 0,83 PE/cell 100% 1,85 5,0  7,3 25mm  7,2 ,86 ,85
CF1/4" 50     Foam 100%     8,0        
CF3/8" 50     Air 100%     15,0        
CF1/2" 50     Foam 100%     15,9        
CF5/8" 50     Air 100%     23,0        
TU-165 50 95 0,7 PTFE 100% 0,51   2,19        
TU-300 50 95 0,7 PTFE 100% 0,93   3,58        
TU-545 50 95 0,7 PTFE 100% 1,63   6,35        
4/S-60 60 75 0,77 PE-cell 50dB 1,4 4,9 7,0 60mm 59 12 11
60-7-2 60 85 0,66 PE   1,5 6,6 8,8        

 

Type Inner Dimensions Conductor Screen Notes
RG-11 AU 7x0,4 Cu, extruded Cu, annealed 75 Ohms !
RG-55 1x0,9 Cu, tin plated Tin plated Double screen
RG-58 CU 19x0,18 Cu, extruded Cu, tin plated  
RG-142 AU 1x0,99 Steel/Cu, silver p. Cu, silver plated  Doublescreen
RG-174 U 7x0,16 Steel/Cu, ann. Cu, tinted  
RG-188 AU 7x0,17 Steel/Cu, silver p. Cu, silver plated  
RG-196 AU 7x0,1 Steel/Cu, silver p. Cu, silver plated  
RG-213 U 7x0,75 Cu, annealed Cu-braid, annealed Military
RG-213 US-100 7x0,75 Cu, annealed Cu-foilbraid MIL-C-17
RG-214 US 7x0,75 Cu, silver p. Cu, silver plated Doublescreen
RG-223 U 1x0,9 Cu, silver p. Cu, silver plated Doublescreen
RG-316 U 7x0,17 Steel/Cu, silver p. Cu, silver plated  
H100 1x2,5 Cu, plain-soft Cu-foilbraid soft  
H155 19x0,28 Cu, plain-soft Al-foilbraid tinned  
H500 1x2,5 Cu, plain-soft Cu-foilbraid plain  
Aircom-plus 1x2,7 Cu, plain-soft Cu-foilbraid plain  
Aircell-7 19x0,37 Cu, plain-soft Cu-foilbraid plain  
CF1/4"Cu2Y 1x     Cell-Flex
CF3/8"Cu2Y 1x     Cell-Flex
CF1/2"Cu2Y 1x     Cell-Flex
CF5/8"Cu2Y 1x     Cell-Flex
TU-165 1x0,51 Cu, silver p. Cu-tubing, plain Semi-rigid
TU-300 1x0,93 Cu, silver p. Cu-tubing, plain Semi-rigid
TU-545 1x1,63 Cu, silver p. Cu-tubing, extruded Semi-rigid
4/S-60 1x1,4 Cu, silver p. Cu 60 Ohms !
60-7-2 1x1,5 Cu, annealed Cu, annealed  60 Ohms !