August 2014

What’s the best outdoor cellular antenna?

Whichever one works best for you, of course. When you’re looking for a new cell booster, you need the facts. Often times what works for one situation won’t work for another. That’s why booster makers like…


UNBOXING VIDEOS: HD-Blade Antennas

You asked for them, you got them! You said you wanted to see unboxing videos from Solid Signal and we’re happy to oblige! Our first three videos cover the new HD-BLADE antennas and the stand that…


Why do UHF antennas look so … odd?

If you grew up with old-fashioned yagi-style antennas,, you know the ones with the metal bars that run parallel to each other on one big pole, you might not quite understand the look of today’s…


BACK TO BASICS: Plumb and Level

Plumb and level. Two very important terms when it comes to installing any antenna, and that includes cell booster antennas and satellite dishes. It’s an important starting point for any project. Plumb means that it’s straight up…






EDITORIAL: Have we reached “peak gadget?”

Yeah, I’m making up a new term. It’s like “peak oil,” that theoretical point where our demand for oil permanently outstrips the amount we can take out of the ground. It’s an indication that we’ve innovated…


Can a Bluetooth device be hacked?

Well yes, and… not really. Here’s the good news: If your Bluetooth device isn’t in “discoverable mode” and if the hacker is more than a few feet away, it’s difficult to hack Bluetooth. Here’s the…