June 20, 2014

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T9B05)

Q) What generally happens as the frequency of a signal passing through coaxial cable is increased?

A) The loss increases

NJ2X Notes:
Coaxial cable loss (attenuation) increases as the signal frequency increases.  RF power is lost in several ways:
  • Resistive loss
  • Dielectric loss
  • Radiated loss