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Custom WiFi Wireless LAN Antenna Pigtails, Discount RF Microwave Coaxial Cables & Connectors - Technical Details

We make custom cables to meet your WiFi WLAN/Radio/Microwave applications needs!   It's faster, easier and more affordable!


See >> Frequently Asked Questions & Answers (FAQ) <<  

Which Connector Do I need?? 
Male or Female Connectors, or Reverse Polarity (RP Connectors) PLUG or JACK ,    

Which Cable Do I need??
WiFi/RF/Microwave Low-Loss Coax Cables
(RG-58, Ultra-low-loss LMR-400, UltraFlex, etc), Signal Loss,    

Pictures for Connectors,     Pictures for Cables (more coming soon)   Data Sheets

Pricing Details << Prices are under each length of cable.

Which Cable do I need?   Specs Handling They are not Cheap but We sell them at the Lowest Market Prices!!

Cable Type, Color Size inches Loss per 100 ft at 2,500Mhz Plyability Recommended
Use Cost
LMR 100A series blackillustration  Appx  1/8" 39.8 dB Flexible 3 ft or less Very Short Runs Least Expensive Products & prices
RG-58/U LMR195 black illustration(White is also available -contact)  Appx  1/4" 19.1 dB Flexible 15 ft or less Short Runs Least Expensive Products & prices
LMR -195 Plenum Ratedillustration

Appx 1/4"

18.6 dB


16 ft or less

Use in Plenum areas Fire Rated

Products & prices

LMR 240 blackillustration (RG8/X equiv)

Appx 3/8”

12.6 dB


25 ft or less

Moderate Runs

Moderatly Expensive
Products & prices

LMR 400 blackillustration (RG8, 9913 equiv)

Appx ½”

6.6 dB


200 ft or less

Long Runs

Moderatly Expensive
Products & prices

LMR 400 Ultra Flex* blackillustration

Appx ½”

7.9 dB


200 ft or less

Very Flexible
Long Runs

Products & prices

LMR 600 series blackillustration

Appx ¾”

1.16 dB

Very Stiff As long as you need

Very Long Runs

Products & prices

*Ultra Flex: See below.
LMR coax sizing is compatible with standardized cable grouping identifiers as follows:
Coax Group vs LMR Size vs RG replacement (Click on links to see cable products)
Coax - B C X I L2
LMR®Times or WBC™ 100 195 or 200 (or 195-Plenum) 240 400 or 400-UltraFlex 600
Replaces RG-316,RG-174 RG-58, RG-142, RG-400 RG-8X,8/X RG-213,RG-214,RG8,9913 LDF 4

Also see LMR cable explanation below.

Male / Female Connectors:
A regular MALE connector has a PIN in the center (and threads on the inside);
A regular FEMALE connector has a female receptacle in the center (and threads on the outside).

A Reverse Polarity (RP) PLUG connector has female threading: threads on the inside, and a female receptacle in the center;
A Reverse Polarity (RP) JACK connector has male threading: threads on the outside, and a pin in the center;
( Please use term PLUG or JACK when referring to RP connectors and not Male / Female - because other industries may call them just the opposite in terms of Male/Female, which can lead to confusion.)
Though female threading, an RP-Plug is usually called a Male connector.
Though male threading, an RP-Jack is usually called a Female connector.

Tell Connector Type by Pictures or >> Cross Reference*: WLAN RF Connector types for LAN devices

RG58(U or C/U) / LMR400 Cables:
Our high-quality flexible low-loss RG58 (RG-58/U or C/U) cable is equivalent to CommScope® and Altelicon™ 195 series,
- it has a solid copper wire in the center, and both a braid and foil outer conductor for superior shielding, which is BETTER than most standard RG58 RG-58U and WBC195/LMR195 cables.

Our high quality LMR400 (WBC400, CA-400) equivalent cable -
- This high quality ultra-low-loss 400-series cable has excellent low loss characteristics and a durable UV protected black polyethylene jacket; it features equal performance and mechanical characteristics to similar cables from Times Microwave Systems®, Belden and Andrew® ... See its Signal Loss below. This ultra-low-loss cable is a high performance alternative to RG-8, TMS Times Microwave Systems® LMR-400, Belden® 9914 / 9913 / 7810 and Andrew® CNT-400 coax cable. Custom Cables USA has available fully tested custom cable assemblies featuring this 400-series cable.
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LMR® Flexible Low Loss Cables
LMR® Standard is a UV resistant polyethylene (PE) jacketed cable designed for 20 years service outdoor use. The bending and handling characteristics are significantly better than air dielectric and corrugated hard line cables. Quite important is the fact that this cable uses a PE (Polyethylene) outer jacket which is highly abrasion resistant, as compared to PVC which is not nearly as durable. This product is direct buriable and PE is non-contaminating to its dielectric or to other cables it is bundled with. LMR® Flexible Low Loss Cable e.g. Times LMR-100A, LMR100A, Times LMR-195A, LMR195A, LMR-200, LMR200, LMR-240, LMR240, Times LMR-400, LMR400, 400 UltraFlex (UF) grade, and LMR-600 LMR600, etc. (LMR-400 is a replacement for RG-8 RG8 / 9913 Air-Dielectric type cable.)

Coax Group vs LMR Size vs RG replacement (Click on links to see cable products)
Coax - B C X I L2
LMR®Times or WBC™ 100 195 or 200 (or 195-Plenum) 240 400 or 400-UltraFlex 600
Replaces RG-316,RG-174 RG-58, RG-142, RG-400 RG-8X,8/X RG-213,RG-214,RG8,9913 LDF 4

You need to use an Ultra Flex cable if you need a very low loss cable like LMR 400, and it needs to flex constantly. See Cable HandlingPDF
Plenum cable must be used based upon the electrical code in in your area. To see a diagram explaining what a Plenum area is click the link.   Plenum rated cable is much more expensive than regular cable.

We can make low loss coaxial cables (assemblies) to fit/work with your WLAN/LAN D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, Belkin, Buffalo, Proxim, Belkin, Cisco, Compaq, Dell, EnGenius, IBM, Intel, Motorola, SMC, 3Com, Apple, Blitzz, Orinoco, ... and various providers' wireless network Access Points, Routers, Wireless Bridges, PCI Cards, Adapters, or PC cards; and even for Radio and GPS use.

All of our RF/Microwave Coax cable assemblies are professionally installed with high-quality specialized crimp tools and crimp and/or solder connectors by well-qualified engineers; Two connectors installed on each cable assembly, unless otherwise specified. (Factory crimp tools may each cost $200 and more; RF Connectors / Adapters prices vary).
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Signal Loss: (For every 3 dB of loss it cuts the signal in Half)
For 2.4 GHz WiFi applications:
Signal loss for our 10- foot RG-58 cable is about 1.9 db, and 3.8 db with a 20-foot.
Our LMR-400 equivalent cable: effective loss over 20 feet is about 1.3 db, which is trivial.

Which Cable do I need? For cables over 12 ft, may we suggest that you use the LMR-240 OR ultra-low-loss  LMR-400 to help limit the amount of WiFi signal loss (i.e. obtain more signal strength), if that would be an important factor for your application.
After reading all these info, Still Don't know Which Cable to use?

>> Sample Products & Quotes <<

LMR-195, RG-58/U Cable & Assembly LMR-400 Cable & Assembly
LMR-195 Plenum Cable & Assembly LMR-400 Ultra Flex (UF) Cable & Assembly
LMR-240 Cable & Assembly LMR-600 Cable & Assembly
(^ include Cable-By-the-foot Bulk Cable Pricing) (^ include Cable-By-the-foot Bulk Cable Pricing)
Connectors Only; Crimp Tools / Strip Tools;   Adapters/Short Pigtails
Cantenna Kit
Building to Building Wireless Antenna Kit
Custom / Special Orders: Contact Us

Other LMR-400 and RG-58 Cables - Contact Us and we will respond immediately.
We make Custom Wi-Fi Cables / Pigtails for your special needs!
From 2 inch to 200 ft in length -- all at affordable Lowest Market prices!
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