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Im looking to mount an Austin Spectra mag mount on the roof of my house, or attic, not sure which one yet. However the NMO mount has a 17' lead of RG58 cable ending in a BNC male connector, and i have to extend this to about 75', but the RG58 extension cables over 12' are UHF males to BNC males. Do i have to use the RG58 cable all the way? Cant seem to find any adaptors that will make this work.
 

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Seventy-five feet is awfully long for RG 58 due to signal loss. Suggest you use RG 8 or similar for the longer run, Universal radio sells pre made cabling with your choice of connectors. Excellent quality and have never had any problems.
 

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Seventy-five feet is awfully long for RG 58 due to signal loss. Suggest you use RG 8 or similar for the longer run, Universal radio sells pre made cabling with your choice of connectors. Excellent quality and have never had any problems.
Would an LMR-240 cable be suitable?
 

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LMR-240 is the same size as RG-58 and will have a little less loss, but still a bad idea for uhf. Go with LMR-400 (RG-8 size). I would also look in to a better connector for the RG-58 unless the BNC is going to
be inside, they are weatherproof, but only to a point.

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