Yes. The less loss you have the better, especially with the high bands. If you're trying to pull in distant signals, low loss coax, like LMR400, is a must.ATTACKFF said:This LMR 400 coax, wil it work well with low band, hi band and UHF? Also is there different qualiy of cable depending on manufacturor or is it all pretty much the same.
Larger, harder to handle, significantly more expensive, lower loss. It's all just a trade off. For a length of 75', the lower loss is not significant enough to outweigh the additional cost and difficulty in handling it.ATTACKFF said:Someone also suggested a LMR 600, anyone have any thoughts about that coax?
Probably not going to improve it noticeably. 75 feet just isn't that far in coaxial loss terms. And most significant loss is above UHF, at 800mhz and above, which doesn't really affect you. And, of course, no matter what quality coax you use, you still are plugging into a cheap arse 300 ohm firecracker transformer at the television grade antenna, resulting in loss.ATTACKFF said:Hey I just got 75 ft of the LMR 400 off ebay with the connections I needed and weathergaurd on the outside connection for $85.00. Thanks to all who gave me advice, I just hope it improveds my reception.
Ok.. that is exactly my scenario... I am using the standard RG-6 that came with my ST-2... Looks like I'll be ordering that LMR-400 tonight.btritch said:I had RG 6 I was using until recently..I could hear my local on 150-170 mhz fine but when it came to the neighboring county which uses 460 and 800 mhz I could barely hear them..Since I switched to LMR 400 I can hear 150-170, 450-460, and even 800-1200 GREAT! Yeah, I makes a HUGE difference...on ALL bands, Even low band I can hear now..