Cables

SCAN Antenna use the following types of standard cables.

Cable insertion loss is very important to the antenna installation. Please choose your cable carefully.

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]
RG174/U Plastic 2.6 67 95 145 162 170 180
RG316/U Teflon 2.5 60 85 120 135 142 150
RG316D Teflon  3.0 60 85 120 135 142 150
RG58C/U Plastic  5.0 38 55 80  88  93  100 
RG223 Plastic  5.5  35  52  74  80  84  90 
LTR195 Plastic  5.0  23  35  51  56  60  64 
LTR240 Plastic  6.1  17  25  34  37  40  43 
RG213/U Plastic  10.3  16  22  32  34  35  38 
LTR400 Plastic  10.3  12.5  18  19  20  22 

 

Example:

Q: What is the loss of 5m RG58 at 900 MHz ?

A: 55dB / 100m * 5m = 2.75 dB    this does not include connector loss.