This RG6 connector is made for standard shielded RG6 coaxial cables. It is a crimp on style connector. The F-type crimp-on connector is commonly used for antenna, cable television, satellite television installations and other RF applications. Connectors require crimping with a hex crimp tool to secure the connector to the cable. It comes with an attached O-Ring to protect against moisture. Coaxial Cable is used to transmit radio frequency energy. The advantage of coaxial is that the electromagnetic field carrying the signal occurs only in the space between the inner and outer conductors. With that said, it allows the cable to be installed next to metal objects without power loss.