100m black coax @ Screwfix - £8.47
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100m black coax @ Screwfix - £8.47

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Found 17th Sep 2017
100m of black coax. Website spiel below;

"Semi-flexible. Copper-clad steel conductor. CCS screen. PVC sheath. Foam gas injected polyethylene insulation. Ideal for digital TV.

1 Year Manufacturer's GuaranteeSuitable for TV & Satellite Signal Distribution
64 x 0.12mm Copper Braiding with Aluminium Foil Shielding100m ReelInsulated & Sheathed
4.17kg
Model No: 27600F/S"
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Also white is £9.46.
That's a lot of cox
Can't pass up at only 8.5p per metre. I only need 1m though - anybody willing to split it with me?
Crossbow55 m ago

Can't pass up at only 8.5p per metre. I only need 1m though - anybody …Can't pass up at only 8.5p per metre. I only need 1m though - anybody willing to split it with me?



I'll take 1 metre
Copper clad steel is horrible cable ,good price but unless you're really hard up get some proper copper coax.
jay156 h, 59 m ago

Copper clad steel is horrible cable ,good price but unless you're really …Copper clad steel is horrible cable ,good price but unless you're really hard up get some proper copper coax.


+1
FYI this is RG6 cable which is standard for satellite installation, or cable TV. And far superior to what most people have on their TV aerial.
Fistral1 h, 57 m ago

FYI this is RG6 cable which is standard for satellite installation, or …FYI this is RG6 cable which is standard for satellite installation, or cable TV. And far superior to what most people have on their TV aerial.



I thought RG6 was the worst you can get especially copper clad. I always thought wf100 was the cable to go for.
ScubaDudes2 h, 6 m ago

I thought RG6 was the worst you can get especially copper clad. I always …I thought RG6 was the worst you can get especially copper clad. I always thought wf100 was the cable to go for.


Although RG6 isn't the absolute worst you could get, it's certainly not great.
WF100/PF100 would be better for long runs where signal degradation could be an issue.

Personally if I'm going to be doing long runs from an attic, under floorboards or through walls, I only want to be doing the job once, so would pay the extra for WF100. Not voted either way here.
FatalSaviour3 h, 29 m ago

Although RG6 isn't the absolute worst you could get, it's certainly not …Although RG6 isn't the absolute worst you could get, it's certainly not great.WF100/PF100 would be better for long runs where signal degradation could be an issue.Personally if I'm going to be doing long runs from an attic, under floorboards or through walls, I only want to be doing the job once, so would pay the extra for WF100. Not voted either way here.


Agreed, I've done a lot of coax installs. This stuff is fine for short runs (10m or below) at lower frequencies such as TV. Do not be tempted to use on satellite systems (useless it's a very short run) as losses in the cable will be substantial.

Good price though...
Edited by: "modelman" 18th Sep 2017
Good price. Just ordered a 2nd hand £7.50 100m RG6 from Amazon warehouse and got 2 pieces for the price of one! A length of 30m and a length of 66m just plonked in a cardboard box! So this is a great deal by comparision. I also recommend getting some CCTV System Solder Less Twist Spring BNC Connector Jacks if using for CCTV (aliexpress).
Edited by: "trampjuice" 18th Sep 2017
Fistral12 h, 25 m ago

FYI this is RG6 cable which is standard for satellite installation, or …FYI this is RG6 cable which is standard for satellite installation, or cable TV. And far superior to what most people have on their TV aerial.




I hate to disagree ,but i will .On paper this cable looks fine but in practice it is rubbish .I come across this cable sometimes in my job .The first problem is that the centre core is sharp like a needle and rips your fingers to pieces when terminating it .But the main problem is it rusts ,a few years in aloft or just months on an lnb and the centre core will be rusted away. The old coax from 30 years ago will still be fine as long as long as its not been rubbed through by flapping on a roof.
FatalSaviour19 h, 55 m ago

Although RG6 isn't the absolute worst you could get, it's certainly not …Although RG6 isn't the absolute worst you could get, it's certainly not great.WF100/PF100 would be better for long runs where signal degradation could be an issue.Personally if I'm going to be doing long runs from an attic, under floorboards or through walls, I only want to be doing the job once, so would pay the extra for WF100. Not voted either way here.



Thanks for the constructive feedback guys! I have not used WF100 but I will give it a try. It looks a lot more expensive than this. Rough guide, how much should I be paying?
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Or Try CPC (if you do not mind getting leaflets all the time or Maplins We buy 250m drums from eurosat but I think they are trade only. as you say a lot more expensive but more professional .
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