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)        
Type1.83.57142128501444401296
LDF7-50A0.030.040.060.080.100.120.160.270.500.90
FHJ-70.030.050.070.100.120.150.200.370.801.70
LDF5-50A0.030.060.090.140.170.190.260.450.801.50
FXA78-50J0.060.080.130.170.230.270.390.771.402.80
3/4" CATV0.060.080.130.170.230.260.380.621.703.00
LDF4-50A0.090.130.170.250.310.360.480.841.402.50
RG-170.100.130.180.270.340.400.501.302.505.00
SLA12-50J0.110.150.200.280.350.420.561.001.903.00
FXA12-50J0.120.160.220.330.400.470.651.202.104.00
FXA38-50J0.160.230.310.450.530.640.851.502.704.90
99130.160.230.310.450.530.640.921.602.705.00
RG-2130.250.370.550.751.001.201.602.805.1010.00
RG-8X0.490.681.001.401.701.902.504.508.40 

Cable attenuation (Ft per dB)
         
Type1.83.57142128501444401296
LDF7-50A3333.002500.001666.001250.001000.00833.00625.00370.00200.00110.00
FHJ-72775.002080.001390.001040.00833.00667.00520.00310.00165.0092.00
LDF5-50A2500.001666.001111.00714.00588.00526.00385.00222.00125.0067.00
FXA78-50J1666.001250.00769.00588.00435.00370.00256.00130.0071.0036.00
3/4" CATV1666.001250.00769.00588.00435.00385.00275.00161.0059.0033.00
LDF4-50A1111.00769.00588.00400.00323.00266.00208.00119.0071.0040.00
RG-171000.00769.00556.00370.00294.00250.00200.0077.0040.0020.00
SLA12-50J909.00667.00500.00355.00285.00235.00175.00100.0053.0034.00
FXA12-50J834.00625.00455.00300.00250.00210.00150.0083.0048.0025.00
FXA38-50J625.00435.00320.00220.00190.00155.00115.0067.0037.0020.00
9913625.00435.00320.00220.00190.00155.00110.0062.0037.0020.00
RG-213400.00270.00180.00130.00100.0083.0062.0036.0020.0010.00
RG-8X204.00147.00100.0071.0059.0053.0040.0022.0012.00 

Number of feet required for 1 DB advantage LDF5-50A VS:
       
Type1.83.57142128501444401296
LDF4-50A2000.001430.001250.00910.00715.00625.00435.00250.00165.00100.00
RG-171666.001430.001110.00770.00560.00475.00420.00120.0060.0030.00
FXA12-50J1250.001000.00770.00525.00435.00355.00255.00120.0075.0040.00
9913835.00590.00455.00320.00280.00220.00150.0085.0053.0029.00

Number of feet required for 1 db advantage LDF4-50A VS:
       
Type1.83.57142128501444401296
RG-17       220.0090.0040.00
FXA12-50J  2000.001250.001100.00835.00625.00250.00145.0065.00
99131430.001000.00715.00500.00455.00345.00235.00135.0075.0040.00
RG-213910.00600.00285.00200.00150.00120.0085.0045.0020.0012.00

Attenuation dB / 100 m
             
Type f/MHz:1030501001452004004355001296232030005000
RG-11 AU2,24,0 7,5 11,0  19,0  60,0 
RG-55    16,0  29,0 52,077,090,0127
RG-58 CU4,68,011,016,320,024,036,040,047,090,0140180272
RG-142 AU7,09,0 14,015,020,028,030,035,049,072,095,0128
RG-174 U12,017,0 29,034,045,055,060,070,0110175220325
RG-188 AU12,017,0 28,032,040,0 58,068,0113165268 
RG-196 AU22,027,0 43,0 62,095,0 102  300 
RG-213 U2,03,64,36,38,29,514,515,017,026,0 55,089,0
RG-213 US-1001,82,453,2 5,9  10,1 21,1   
RG-214 US1,83,23,95,77,69,013,015,0 23,5 45,0 
RG-223 U4,07,0 13,018,520,030,034,038,060,085,0100151
RG-316 U 12,017,0 28,032,040,0 58,068,0113165268 
H100 2,12,8 4,9  8,8 16,023,0  
H1553,13,46,59,411,2  19,821,934,9   
H5001,3 2,94,1  8,7  17,424,1  
Aircom-plus0,9  3,34,5 7,47,5 14,521,525,034,1
Aircell-7 3,74,86,97,9  14,1 26,1   
CF1/4"Cu2Y 2,5  5,5  9,0 18,0   
CF3/8"Cu2Y 1,6  3,8  6,5 13,016,0  
CF1/2"Cu2Y 1,2  3,0  5,6 10,0   
CF5/8"Cu2Y 1,0  2,5  4,0 7,210,0  
TU-165    29,041,0     120 
TU-300    17,025,0 75     
TU-545    9,014,0 45     
4/S-602,04,0  7,0   19,0     
60-7-22,0  7,010,0  17,0     

Maximum power in Watt at:
            
Type f/MHz:1030501001452004004355001296232030005000
RG-11 AU     420300    95 
RG-55(Power handling like RG-223 U)
RG-58 CU550   24012510090 49313020
RG-142 AU3200   1500  850 460320 175
RG-174 U200   955742  301813 
RG-188 AU550   380  260 13090 75
RG-196 AU     8557    18 
RG-213 U2000   800420300290  1009565
RG-213 US-1002000   800440420400 220140 70
RG-214 US2000   800440420400 220140 70
RG-223 U950   300  200 10068 40
RG-316 U550   380  260 13090 75
H1002100   1000  530 300   
H155(Power handling like RG-58 CU)
H500(Power handling like H100)
Aircom-plus(Power handling like H100)
Aircell-72960  850     190   
CF1/4"Cu2Y2700   1200  750 400   
CF3/8"Cu2Y4700   2800  1200 680520  
CF1/2"Cu2Y6400   2800  1600 850   
CF5/8"Cu2Y9000   4000  2300 1350950  
TU-165     170110    32 
TU-300     660450    150 
TU-545     17001200    370 

TypeZ OhmspF/mVkDielectricScreen

Dimensions

Bending
Radius
Kg
Percentage

Resist. DC/1000m

      InsideDielectricOutsideInsideOutside
RG-11 AU75670,66PE 60dB1,27,310,350mm13,9224,1
RG-55 (2%)53,3940,66PE100%0,93,0 5,330mm 5,0  
RG-58 CU501010,66PE 60dB0,92,955,025mm 4,03913,5
RG-142 AU50950,7PTFE  80dB0.952,954,95    
RG-174 U501010,66PE 55dB0,50 2,5    
RG-188 AU50950,7PTFE 0,51 2,7    
RG-196 AU50950,7PTFE 0,3 1,9    
RG-213 U501010,66PE 60dB2,257,2510,3100mm15,364,1
RG-213 US-100501010,66PE 60dB2,257,2510,390mm15,564,1
RG-214 US501010,66PE 80dB2,257,2510,8  6 
RG-223 U501010,66PE 80dB0,92,955,3    
RG-316 U50950,7PE 0,51 2,5  DC/100m 
H10050 0,84PE/air100%2,56,9 9,8150mm11,0  
H155501000,79PE/cell100%2,53,9 5,435mm 3,91,51,7
H50050820,81PE/cell 80db2,57,0 9,875mm10,7  
Aircom-plus50840,84 PE/air100%2,77,210,3100mm15,0  
Aircell-750740,83PE/cell100%1,855,0 7,325mm 7,2,86,85
CF1/4"50  Foam100%  8,0    
CF3/8"50  Air100%  15,0    
CF1/2"50  Foam100%  15,9    
CF5/8"50  Air100%  23,0    
TU-16550950,7PTFE100%0,51 2,19    
TU-30050950,7PTFE100%0,93 3,58    
TU-54550950,7PTFE100%1,63 6,35    
4/S-6060750,77PE-cell50dB1,44,97,060mm591211
60-7-260850,66PE 1,56,68,8    

 

TypeInner DimensionsConductorScreenNotes
RG-11 AU7x0,4Cu, extrudedCu, annealed75 Ohms !
RG-551x0,9Cu, tin platedTin platedDouble screen
RG-58 CU19x0,18Cu, extrudedCu, tin plated 
RG-142 AU1x0,99Steel/Cu, silver p.Cu, silver plated Doublescreen
RG-174 U7x0,16Steel/Cu, ann.Cu, tinted 
RG-188 AU7x0,17Steel/Cu, silver p.Cu, silver plated 
RG-196 AU7x0,1Steel/Cu, silver p.Cu, silver plated 
RG-213 U7x0,75Cu, annealedCu-braid, annealedMilitary
RG-213 US-1007x0,75Cu, annealedCu-foilbraidMIL-C-17
RG-214 US7x0,75Cu, silver p.Cu, silver platedDoublescreen
RG-223 U1x0,9Cu, silver p.Cu, silver platedDoublescreen
RG-316 U7x0,17Steel/Cu, silver p.Cu, silver plated 
H1001x2,5Cu, plain-softCu-foilbraid soft 
H15519x0,28Cu, plain-softAl-foilbraid tinned 
H5001x2,5Cu, plain-softCu-foilbraid plain 
Aircom-plus1x2,7Cu, plain-softCu-foilbraid plain 
Aircell-719x0,37Cu, plain-softCu-foilbraid plain 
CF1/4"Cu2Y1x  Cell-Flex
CF3/8"Cu2Y1x  Cell-Flex
CF1/2"Cu2Y1x  Cell-Flex
CF5/8"Cu2Y1x  Cell-Flex
TU-1651x0,51Cu, silver p.Cu-tubing, plainSemi-rigid
TU-3001x0,93Cu, silver p.Cu-tubing, plainSemi-rigid
TU-5451x1,63Cu, silver p.Cu-tubing, extrudedSemi-rigid
4/S-601x1,4Cu, silver p.Cu60 Ohms !
60-7-21x1,5Cu, annealedCu, annealed 60 Ohms !