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Old Nov 11, 2015, 09:43 AM
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Ground station: long length of coax vs long lenght of video cable?

I want my ground station antenna to be separated from my video screen by a good 10 ft or so. Is it better to run a long video cable off the video receiver or is it better to run a long coax from the video receiver to the antenna?
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Old Nov 11, 2015, 09:54 AM
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I want my ground station antenna to be separated from my video screen by a good 10 ft or so. Is it better to run a long video cable off the video receiver or is it better to run a long coax from the video receiver to the antenna?
Pretty sure it would be much better to keep coax short and extend the AV wires.
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Old Nov 11, 2015, 10:30 AM
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Yes, the RF cable carry a >1GHz signal, while the AV carry at most 4.5MHz, much less losses over the AV cable and these losses does not produce a range loss, only a small color shift.

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Old Nov 12, 2015, 08:09 AM
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Thanks fellas.
Short coax cable it is.
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Old Nov 12, 2015, 09:16 AM
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Anybody know where to get low loss video RCA cables from?

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Old Nov 12, 2015, 03:03 PM
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Don;t fall for the 'Monster cable' scam. We're not talking high quality video in the first place. Can buy nice cables from china all day for next to nothing with plenty of shielding. I used to run a 20 ft chinese cable and the video was essentially identical to using short cables.
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