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Where can I get Low Loss coaxial cable for high-frequency applications and wireless systems?

You may have heard of low loss coaxial cable referred to by brand names (such as "LMR"), but all low loss coax cable has the similar characteristic of having a low attenuation rate even at very high frequencies (above 400 MHz). L-com carries a wide variety of high-quality low loss cable assemblies and bulk cable for applications that require a high frequency, such as wireless communication. As most other manufacturers do, we identify them by the series number, such as low loss 100 series.

Below is a helpful chart of low loss cable series to help you determine what you need:

Cable Type L-com Part Numbers Typical Application Nominal Attenuation Nominal OD and
Weight (per foot)
100 Series Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 100 Series bulk coaxial cable
CA-100-FOOT (by the foot)
CA-100-R1K (1000 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Drop-in Low Loss equivalent for RG316/174. Very short radio pigtails/ jumper cables.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
db/100ft
22.8
33.2
39.8
db/100m
74.8
108.8
130.6
0.105in. (2.7mm) Nominal OD
0.01 lb (0.004kg)
195 Series Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 195 Series bulk coaxial cable
CA-195R-FOOT (by the foot)
CA-195R-R1K (1000 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Drop-in Low Loss equivalent for RG58/142. Short antenna and jumper cables.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
11.1
16.0
19.0
29.9
db/100m
36.5
52.5
62.4
98.1
0.195in. (4.9mm) Nominal OD
0.021 lb (0.010kg)
200 Series Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 200 Series bulk coaxial cable
CA-200-FOOT (by the foot)
CA-200-R1K (1000 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Short antenna cable feeds. Applications requiring easily routed low loss cable.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
9.9
14.2
16.9
26.4
db/100m
32.6
46.6
55.4
86.5
0.195in. (4.9mm) Nominal OD
0.021 lb (0.010kg)
240 Series Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 240 Series bulk coaxial cable
CA-240-FOOT (by the foot)
CA-240-R500 (500 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Medium length antenna/jumper cables.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
7.6
10.9
12.9
20.4
db/100m
24.8
35.6
45.4
66.8
0.240in. (6.1mm) Nominal OD
0.021 lb (0.010kg)
400 Series Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 400 Series bulk coaxial cable
CA-400-FOOT (by the foot)
CA-400-R500 (500 foot reel)
CA-400-R1K (1000 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Drop-in Low Loss equivalent for RG8/9913. Medium distance antenna feed cables.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
3.9
5.7
6.8
10.8
db/100m
12.8
18.6
22.2
35.5
0.405in. (10.3mm) Nominal OD
0.065 lb (0.029kg)
400P Series Plenum Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 400 Series Plenum bulk coaxial cable
CA400P-FOOT (by the foot)
CA400P-REEL (1000 foot reel)
Drop-in Low Loss equivalent for RG8/9913. Medium distance antenna feed cables. Plenum jacket to conform to federal and local fire codes.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
3.9
5.7
6.8
10.8
db/100m
12.8
18.6
22.2
35.5
0.358in. (9.1mm) Nominal OD
0.065 lb (0.029kg)
400UF Series Ultra-Flex Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 400 Series Ultra-Flex bulk coaxial cable
CA400UF-TW-FOOT
  (by the foot)
CA400UF-TW-R1K
  (1000 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Applications requiring maximum flexibility and repeated bending/flexing. Drop-in Low Loss equivalent for RG8/9913.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
4.7
6.8
8.1
13.0
db/100m
15.4
22.3
26.6
42.6
0.405in. (10.3mm) Nominal OD
0.065 lb (0.029kg)
600 Series Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 600 Series coaxial cable
CA-600-FOOT (by the foot)
CA-600-R500 (500 foot reel)
CA-600-R1K (1000 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Medium distance base station and cell tower applications.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
2.5
3.7
4.4
7.3
db/100m
8.2
12.1
14.5
23.8
0.590in. (15.0mm) Nominal OD
0.131 lb (0.059kg)
900DB Series Direct Burial Low Loss
L-com's Low Loss 900 Series Direct Burial coaxial cable
CA900DB-TW-FOOT
  (by the foot)
CA900DB-TW-R1K
  (1000 foot reel)
Finished Cable Assemblies
Outdoor/direct burial applications, jumper cable assemblies for 1-5/8" & 2-14" feeders, medium antenna cable feeds with no jumpers required and long distance base station and cell tower applications.
NOMINAL ATTENUATION
MHz
900
1800
2500
5800
db/100ft
1.7
2.5
2.9
4.9
db/100m
5.6
8.2
9.8
16.0
0.870in. (22.1mm) Nominal OD
0.266 lb (0.121kg)

Note: Images on this page are for reference only and may not be to scale

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