It is imperative to use the right type of coax cable when installing a satellite system in a home. RG6 is considered by the industry to be the best choice for distributing signals from either a rooftop antenna or a satellite dish. Nevertheless, prior to purchasing RG6, it is still instructive to understand what coax cable is and what the differences are between the various types of coax cable.
Choosing the Right Coax Cable for Satellite TV
At the most basic level, coax cable is simply an electrical cable. It is built with a round conducting wire that is surrounded by an insulating spacer, that is itself surrounded by a conducting sheath, that is finally protected by a final insulating layer. Coax cable is designed to carry high frequency signals, such as those coming from a satellite dish.
By design, coax cables are shielded, ensuring very little signal leakage, and thus providing a clear, consistent and powerful signal. Older models such as the RG-59 did not provide enough shielding and have therefore been replaced, industry-wide. After all, choosing the wrong coax cable can significantly impact the installation and success of a satellite system, no matter how much money is spent on the other components.
At Bestway Satellite, we have spent the past 15 years providing professionals and self-installers with the latest and highest-quality satellite products available. As such, the only type of coax cable we sell is the best: RG6. In addition to the cable, we also offer an extensive selection of useful tools and connectors you'll need to ensure the success of your satellite system installation.