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9850 - MIL-DTL-17, RG216, 18 AWG TC, Double Braid Shield, CMH

RG-216, 18 awg stranded (7x26) .048" tinned copper conductor, solid polyethylene insulation, double bare copper braid shield (95% coverage), CMH, non-contaminating PVC jacket.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNominal DiameterNo. of Coax
187x26TC - Tinned Copper0.048 in1
Conductor Count: 1
MaterialNominal Diameter
PE - Polyethylene0.285 in
Outer Shield Material
TypeLayerMaterialCoverage [%]
Braid1Bare Copper (BC)95%
Braid2Bare Copper (BC)95%
Outer Jacket Material
MaterialNominal Diameter
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride (Non-Contaminating)0.425 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCRNominal Outer Shield DCROuter Conductor DCR
6.1 Ohm/1000ft0.8 Ohm/1000ft0.8 Ohm/1000ft
Nom. Capacitance Conductor to Shield
20.5 pF/ft
Nominal Inductance
0.17 µH/ft
Nominal Characteristic Impedance
75 Ohm
High Frequency (Nominal/Typical)
Frequency [MHz]Nom. Insertion Loss
1 MHz0.2 dB/100ft
10 MHz0.7 dB/100ft
50 MHz1.3 dB/100ft
100 MHz2.0 dB/100ft
200 MHz2.9 dB/100ft
400 MHz4.2 dB/100ft
700 MHz5.8 dB/100ft
900 MHz6.8 dB/100ft
1000 MHz7.1 dB/100ft
2000 MHz10.0 dB/100ft
3000 MHz13.0 dB/100ft
Nominal DelayNominal Velocity of Propagation (VP) [%]
1.54 ns/ft66%
Power Rating
Frequency [MHz]Max. Power Rating [W]
100 MHz650 W
400 MHz270 W
1,000 MHz150 W
2,000 MHz90 W
3,000 MHz70 W
Non-UL Voltage Rating
3700 V RMS

Temperature Range

Non-UL Temp Rating: 60°C
UL Temp Rating: 80°C
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To +80°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 122 lbs/1000ft
Max. Pull Tension: 181 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 4.25 in


NEC/(UL) Compliance: CMH
CEC/C(UL) Compliance: CMH
CPR Euroclass: Eca
RG Type: 216/U Type
Military Compliance: MIL-DTL-17, M17/77-RG216, QPL
Qualified Products List (QPL): Yes

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

Environmental Space: Indoor Rated (Not Riser or Plenum)
EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): 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 RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2005-10-01
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Aerial: Yes - Black only, when supported by messenger wire
Suitability - Burial: No
Suitability - Hazardous Locations: No
Suitability - Indoor: Yes
Suitability - Outdoor: Yes - Black only

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

CSA Flammability: FT1
IEC Flammability: IEC 60332-1-2


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthUPC
9850 0101000BlackReel1,000 ft612825259688
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.226 Revision Date: 09-30-2020
Date: 2005-10-01
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