[nsp] DS3 Cable

Roy garlic at garlic.com
Thu Feb 19 12:27:20 EST 2004

T3 requires 75 ohm cable.  The popular thin 75 ohm cable is RG-59.  Thick is
RG-6.   75 ohm is the cable typically used for TV.  You can get 6 foot T3
jumper cables at your local radio shack.

Thin ethernet is RG-58 (50 ohm) and not really compatible.

Here's a good reference on cables and whats available.

-----Original Message-----
From: cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net
[mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net]On Behalf Of Streiner, Justin
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:48 AM
To: Cisco Nsp
Subject: Re: [nsp] DS3 Cable

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Beprojects.com wrote:

> OK, this may sound like a dumb question, but I can't find the info
> What is the correct type of coax cable for a DS3?  Is it RG-58, RG-59,
> And does anybody have a good link that explains the difference between
> various RG's (such as 58 and 59)?

You can use several different cable types for DS3s.  Around here, the most
common cable types are 734 and 735.  734 is the "fat" cable, normally used
for longer runs and 735 is the "skinny" stuff, often used for shorter
runs.  Note that the 735 stuff in particular does not use standard BNC
connectors / strippers / crimpers because BNC connectors look for a
heavier-gauge cable.

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