THE MIRACLE WORKER: Flat RG6 Cable Even Lets You Use Amplified Antennas

Yeah I’m a big fan of our Flat RG6 cable. This little cutie lets you run satellite or antenna cable through the tiniest gap between windows or doors and their frames, even deforming itself to let the window close completely without losing signal. Yeah, it’s that good.

A little history

We’ve been carrying this part for years. At least a decade, actually. We’ve always gotten it from Eagle Aspen, who supplies splitters, amplifiers, and other parts to us. But recently they decided not to source the part anymore. So, our product team jumped in and found a source for the very same part, from the original manufacturer, and we’re proud to bring it to you!

Not only that, but we’re also offering it at a lower price than we were before.

Does it work?

I’ve asked for some specific lab testing from our main offices in Novi, Michigan, and the results are back — not only does the flat RG6 work for signal but it also can carry current. For those out there who aren’t engineers, that means that the cable can carry power over it. It wasn’t a foregone conclusion, as many inexpensive full-size cables won’t carry power. This does, however, and that means you can use an amplified antenna on your apartment balcony, on your roof or outside your window, and run the cable inside without making holes in the wall. Because, you know, if you’re in an apartment you won’t be able to make holes in the wall.

The same little flat cable gives you the ability to put an antenna or satellite dish up on a tripod outside while you’re RV’ing and still close the windows completely to keep pests and cold out. It’s really cool!

But how could it work?

The key is not only in how it’s made but in how short it is. For those who understand signal and current loss, it makes sense. Generally when you talk about signal or current loss, you’re worried about distance. This cable is under 1 foot long. So there’s practically no loss in current level or signal level.

I’ll grant you, if you took this same construction and used it for a 50-foot-long cable, it wouldn’t work very well. But that’s not the purpose here. The purpose is to give you some flexibiliy right when you need it. And for that, it’s perfect.

Get this cable from Solid Signal

Personally I have bought dozens of these over the years and I just give them away to friends in need. I would recommend you do too! You won’t find this Tech Choice cable anywhere else but Solid Signal, so shop for it now! It’s inexpensive enough that you can buy half a dozen and just have them for when you need them. If you have any questions about whether or not this cable is right for you, call us at Solid Signal! The number is 877-312-4547. We’re ready to take your question during East Coast business hours over the phone, or if you’d prefer chat, visit solidsignal.com and choose the “Live Chat” option at the upper right.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.