Antenna cables play an important part on how well the antenna will work (and what it will cost).
One of the commonly used cables is RG-58. It is cheap – but not good for frequencies above 1800MHz (like UMTS and HSPA).
Cables like HDF‐195 (also known as LMR-195) have the same physical dimensions as RG-58 but only about 0.55dB vs. 1dB loss per meter.
If “dB” doesn’t really tell you anything, here is an example: with 10m cable, you will end up with 28% of the signal at the end with HDF195, but only with about 10% with RG58.
Make it 20m cable, and you are left with 8% with LMR195 and only 1% with RG58.
This is also why it is so important to keep your cable short. The losses are dramatic.
So don’t be disappointed if your antenna with an RG‐58 cable will not deliver what it promises. You get what you pay for.