Thanks for responding, I have a good bit of both types
Okay! The characteristic impedance of RG-58 is 52 ohms, and the characteristic impedance of RG-59 is 72 ohms. It just so happens that a half-wavelenght dipole antenna has a characteristic impedance of 72 ohms, so RG-59 is good for that. You calculate the total length of a dipole by
For receiving, obtaining an exact match isn't critical, so you could use the RG-58 if you have more of it.
There are other types of antennas with different impedances. Most listeners use a random length of wire and try to arrange some form of ground system, either a rod in the ground or wires laid out on or just below the surface, connected to the radio's ground terminal. If the end point of a random-length wire is some distance from your receiver, you can use either coaxial cable to connect to it. Ground the shield at the receiver end, but not at the antenna end, and connect the antenna to the center conductor. This can help reduce noise pickup from the line between radio and antenna.
So the next questions are
What frequencies do you plan to listen to?
What type of receiver?
What type of antenna can you install?