Belden Brilliance DigiTruck 179DT
500 ft Lightweight Ultra-Miniature Coax Cable, Black


Belden's Brilliance® DigiTruck™ 179DT is a lightweight RG-179 Type 75-Ohm coaxial cable designed for use in broadcast production trucks. This coax weighs 7.25 lbs per 1,000 feet — 60% less than standard Mini RG-59/U type cables. Also, Belden 179DT requires approximately 40% less space than a standard Mini RG-59/U Type coax (standard Mini RG-59/U type coaxes have a nominal OD of 0.159" vs. 0.100" for 179DT).

Low Return Loss Characteristics in a Rugged Construction

The Belden 179DT has a guaranteed return loss of -23 dB (5 MHz to 1600 MHz) and -21 dB (1600 MHz to 4500 MHz), and is sweep tested to 4.5 GHz. This mimics the return loss performance of Belden’s most popular Brilliance Precision Video Cables, providing 8-17 dB RL headroom against the SMPTE 424M specification. Belden 179DT features a highly crush-resistant, foamed high-density polyethylene(FHDPE) dielectric to help ensure the durability of the cable — a particularly important characteristic for use on television broadcast trucks.

An Extremely Compact Cable with Installable Performance®

When you consider the major benefits built into the Belden 179DT, such as its low return loss characteristics (that supply ample headroom below the SMPTE RL requirements) and the high resistance to crushing provided by the foamed high-density polyethylene, you have what Belden calls “Installable Performance.”  

Belden Brilliance DigiTruck 179DT Features:

  • Weighs 60% less than standard RG-59/U type coax
  • Sweep tested to 4.5 GHz
  • Requires 40% less space than standard mini RG-59/U type coax
  • Guaranteed return loss of -23 dB (5 MHz to 1600 MHz) and -21 dB (1600 MHz to 4500 MHz)
  • Crush-resistant FHDPE dielectric
  • 28.5 AWG solid 0.012" bare copper conductor
  • Duofoil® foil and tinned copper braid outer shield
  • PVC outer jacket
  • Applications:
    • Analog, SD, HD, or 3G video
    • AES/EBU digital audio transmissions
    • Telecommunications
    • Broadcast production

NOTE: For full technical specifications, please view the spec sheet located on the Documentation tab

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