What is RG59 Coax Cable?

RG59 coax cable is ideal for use in a variety of applications, including direct burial. The RG59 coax features a bare copper-clad steel conductor, polyethylene insulation, and a PVC jacket. This jacket helps provide protection against outdoor elements like chemicals and flame. It also has an overall bare copper braid shield. This shield provides resistance against signal loss and keeps the interior of the cable safe. This cable is ideal for use in radio frequency, CCTV/MATV, audio/video, and antenna feeder applications.

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    • Approx LBS/MFT: 42.00
    • Cond. Material: Bare Copper Clad Steel
    • Dielectric (in): 0.146
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Allied Wire and Cable offers a full catalog of RG cables, including popular RG6 and RG11 coaxial cables. We also have low-loss video cables and plenum-rated coaxial cables available for purchase. You can learn more about RG Coaxial Cables through Allied University on our website. Otherwise, view full RG59 Coaxial Cable Specifications below. Still have questions? Contact us today!

RG59 Coaxial Cable Construction:

  • Conductor: Bare Copper Clad Steel
    • Conductor Diameter (in.): 0.025
  • Dielectric: Solid Low-Density Polyethylene
    • Dielectric Diameter (in.): 0.143
  • Shielding: Braided Bare Copper Shield; 97% copper
    • Shielding Diameter (in.): 0.171
  • Jacket: PVC (contaminating) Type I per MIL-C-17
    • Jacket Color: Black 
    • Jacket Diameter: 0.242

RG59 Cable Electrical Specs:

  • Conductor Resistance (ohms/kft): 55
  • Velocity of Propagation (%): 66
  • Impedance (ohms): 73.5
  • Capacitance (pF/ft): 22
  • Max Temperature: 60°C
  • Max Operating Voltage (V RMS Max): 30

RG59 Coaxial Cable Approvals and Standards:

  • Military Specification: MIL-C-17
  • Mil Spec Equivalent: M17/29-RG59
  • RoHS Compliant
  • UL 1581 Vertical Tray Flame Test
  • UL CL2
  • UL AWM 1354

RG59 Attenuation Chart

Frequency (MHz) Attenuation (Max db/100 ft)
50 2.4
100 3.4
200 4.8
400 7.1
900 10.2