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What is the diameter of 10B2 coax cables?

I've got a problem with cable attenuation. Can you tell me what the diameter of 10B2 coax cables are?

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Wow, now there's a question that takes me back a few years! 10B2 cable follows the RG-58 A/U (or RG-58 C/U) mil spec. Here are the numbers as obtained from 20A/U%20(MIL-C-17/28-RG58)


Material:Tinned Copper
Outside Diameter:
Overall: 0.0355" nominal
Strands: 19@0.0071" each nominal
Conductivity (solder):7.0E-6 S/m

Material: Solid Polyethylene
Outside Diameter: 0.116" nominal
Dielectric Constant: 2.25
Permeability: 1
Loss Tangent: 0.0004

Material: Tinned Copper
Conductivity (solder):7.0E-6 S/m

Material: Black Polyvinylchloride, contaminating, Type I, per MIL-C-17 (PVC-I)
Outside Diameter: 0.195" nominal

This was first published in September 2001

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