Max length of RG6 coax cable ???

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I'm sure there are variables and information that I don't currently have, but the situation is this:
Local cable company was supplying TV and internet via an underground RG11 cable that ran 500 feet to a two way splitter. One split to two TVs and one split to the computer modem. The underground cable was installed and owned by the home owner. Lightning struck the line and destroyed it, which was confirmed by the cable company. I want to install a temporary overhead line, and would like to use RG6. The run will be shorter then the current underground, but I have no idea what the maximum distance is that I can get away with using RG6. Any help is appreciated
TIA, Roy
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RBM wrote:

Can't the cable company give you a definitive answer about that?
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It took me three tries, and an hour and a half on hold, until I could get through to someone to get a repair person out. I wasn't there with him, and doubt I can get anyone at Cablevision that could answer the question

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RBM wrote:

I hear you...There's a "strong smell of stupid" which somehow comes right through the phone lines when you try and accomplish something that seems like it should be a simple task.
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Hey OM if you trying for Cablevision to gave you answer what is The speed of light then you are worst they are KA2AYS

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Just use a good cable like Belden RG-6, #9116
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That is my intention. I just want to be sure I'll get enough signal through 300 to 400 feet

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Get-r-done
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A fast Google - 1,000 feet for RG6.
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It's just for temporary service... quad is a little overkill.
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doesn't matter if it's for 5 minutes or 5 years. If the cheap cable won't work. Quad shield is pretty much standard now anyway.
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Who said it wouldn't work?
Who said Belden was cheap cable?
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kjpro @ usenet.com wrote:

Some of the cables Belden makes are really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really good.
Others of the cable Belden makes are good.
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Thanks guys, I'm going for the quad shield RG6

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Your concern is signal loss, yet you're going with a higher shielded cable?????
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You must be thinking of twin lead. There is very little difference in signal loss between regular RG6 and quad shield RG6.
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only rejecting interference.
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duh. yes. That's why the extra shield, to prevent signal loss.
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Better guess again, cause you're wrong!
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