One of my work colleagues told me that a cable he is sending a signal through is losing power at high frequencies. So he recommends the signal should be amplified before being sent. The explanation was given for the power loss is that higher frequency signals are lossier.
As a newcomer to signal processing, I'd like to understand more about why or how this effect occurs. How is the frequency of the signal causing the power loss to occur?
From Wikipedia's article on Coaxial cable I found this, which seems promising:
If an ordinary wire is used to carry high frequency currents, the wire acts as an antenna, and the high frequency currents radiate off the wire as radio waves, causing power losses.
Is understanding how antennae work key to understanding why the high frequency results in power loss?