Cables

SCAN Antenna recommend the use of the following types of cables for SATCOM applications.

Please consult specific instructions for the antenna you are using. Some antennas have restrictions on cable types and lengths.

Cable type Finish Outer Diameter  Loss @ 450MHz   Loss @ 900MHz   Loss @ 1600MHz   Loss @ 1900MHz   Loss @ 2100MHz   Loss @ 2400MHz
    [mm] [dB/100m] [dB/100m] [dB/100m] [dB/100m] [dB/100m] [dB/100m]
RG316D Teflon  3.0 60 85 120 135 142 150
RG58C/U Plastic  5.0 38 55 80  88  93  100 
LTR195 Plastic  5.0  23  35  51  56  60  64 
LTR240 Plastic  6.1  17  25  34  37  40  43 
LTR400 Plastic  10.3  12.5  18  19  20  22 

 

Example:

Q: What is the loss of 12m LTR240 at 1600 MHz (L-band)?

A: 34dB / 100m * 12m = 4.1 dB    this does not include connector loss.