About L-195 Cable

L-195 was designed as a high performance drop-in replacement for RG-58 and RG-142. The double shielded outer conductor provides excellent RF shielding exceeding 90 dB, and its PE jacket provides for a service life in excess of 20 years.

Despite its high maximum operating frequency, L-195 coaxial cables have fallen out of favour. With the advancement of 4G and 5G into ever-higher frequency bands the per-metre cable loss of L-195 is considered too great. Cables such as L-200 began to replace L-195, later themselves replaced with L-240 which represents the best-in-class cable choice for medium sized coaxial cables.

L-195 cables are occasionally referred to as LMR-195, although the LMR prefix refers to the international trademark of Times Microwave. Each manufacturer instead uses their own prefix to reference a similar variation, such as CNT-195 (for Commscope), PT195 (for Blackhawk).

LMR-195 coaxial cable
RF Performance
Operating Freq. Range 0 to 41.0 GHz Input Impedance
50 Ω
Velocity of Propagation
80.0%
Capacitance
79.70 pF/m
Shielding Effectiveness
> 90 dB
Max. Operating Voltage
3.00 KVrms
Power Handling @ 1 GHz No Data
Physical Characteristics
Min. Bend Radius (Static)
12.70 mm
Weight 30 g/m
Min. Bend Radius (Dynamic)
50.80 mm
Operating Temperature -40 to 80 °C
LayerMaterialOuter Diameter
Inner Conductor
Solid Copper
0.940 mm
Dielectric
Foamed Polyethylene (EPE)
2.790 mm
Outer Conductor
Aluminium Foil (Bonded)
2.950 mm
Outer Conductor
Tinned Copper Braid (TC)
3.530 mm
Outer Jacket
Polyethylene (PE)
4.950 mm