Product Hierarchy
Product Hierarchy

1260AM - CATV Video, RG6, 18 AWG BCCS, Tri Shield, Waterblocked, Messenger

1260AM-CATV Video, RG6, 18 AWG BCCS, Tri

Series 6, 18 AWG solid .040" bare copper-covered steel conductor, gas-injected foam polyethylene insulation, Duobond Plus®; aluminum braid shield (Foil + 77% Braid + Foil), PVC jacket.

Product Overview

Environmental Space: Outdoor - Aerial

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Coax
18SolidBCCS - Bare Copper Covered Steel0.04 in1
Conductor Count: 1
AWG Size: 18
MaterialNominal Diameter
Gas-injected FPE - Foam Polyethylene0.18 in
Outer Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialMaterial Trade NameCoverage [%]
Tape1Bonded Aluminum Foil-Polyester Tape-Aluminum FoilBonded Duofoil®100 %
Braid2AL - Aluminum77 %
Tape3Bonded Aluminum Foil-Polyester Tape w/Shorting Fold100 %
Note: CoreGuard®
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride.275 x .416 in

Construction and Dimensions

OuterJacket1, Messenger Diameter: 0.051 in
OuterJacket1, Messenger Material: Galvanized Steel

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Outer Shield DCROuter Conductor DCR
28 Ohm/1000ft5.6 Ohm/1000ft5.6 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to Shield
16.2 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.097 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
75 Ohm
Return Loss (RL)
Frequency [MHz]Min. Structural Return Loss (SRL)
5 - 50 MHz20 dB
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
5 MHz0.58 dB/100ft
55 MHz1.60 dB/100ft
211 MHz3.05 dB/100ft
250 MHz3.30 dB/100ft
270 MHz3.37 dB/100ft
300 MHz3.55 dB/100ft
330 MHz3.74 dB/100ft
350 MHz3.85 dB/100ft
400 MHz4.15 dB/100ft
450 MHz4.40 dB/100ft
500 MHz4.66 dB/100ft
550 MHz4.90 dB/100ft
600 MHz5.10 dB/100ft
750 MHz565 dB/100ft
870 MHz6.11 dB/100ft
1000 MHz6.55 dB/100ft
Nominal DelayNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
1.2 ns/ft83 %
High Freq
Frequency [MHz]Max. Insertion Loss (Attenuation)
5 MHz0.67 dB/100ft
55 MHz1.6 dB/100ft
211 MHz2.87 dB/100ft
270 MHz3.24 dB/100ft
300 MHz3.43 dB/100ft
350 MHz3.72 dB/100ft
400 MHz4 dB/100ft
450 MHz4.26 dB/100ft
550 MHz4.71 dB/100ft
750 MHz5.59 dB/100ft
870 MHz6 dB/100ft
1000 MHz6.54 dB/100ft
Non-UL Voltage Rating
350V RMS

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 80°C
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To +80°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 42 lbs/1000ft
Max Recommended Pulling Tension: 110 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 3 in


RG Type: RG-6/U Type
Series Type: Series 6

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/96/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU: Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU CE Mark: No
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2004-01-01
CA Prop 65 (CJ for Wire & Cable): Yes
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Aerial: Yes
Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes

Part Number

Plenum (Y/N): No
Item #Color
1260AM 0101000BLACK
Date: 2004-01-01