April 2017

What is an anechoic chamber?

Imagine perfect peace and quiet. A quiet day outside isn’t quiet at all; even in the country you can hear wind and animals and other things around you. If you’re in a suburb or city you’ve…

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Can you paint an antenna?

Maybe, probably, but why would you? Personally, I would not paint an antenna. It’s possible that it wouldn’t do any harm, but it’s very hard to know what’s being used to give paint its color….



Best Deals for Cookout Kings and Queens

If you’re planning any BBQs or cookouts this year, check out these deals on the gear you need for easy, trouble-free grilling. Has BBQ season officially started? We at Solid Signal like to think so; but…


AT&T to release first quarter earnings today

Looking for some ideas about AT&T’s financial health?The company’s first-quarter 2017 results will be released after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. At 4:30 p.m. ET the same day, AT&T…



Why do some antennas look like satellite dishes?

Some of our antennas look downright confusing. One look at this Winegard MetroStar and you might think it was a satellite dish, with its round shape and center posts. It’s not… it’s a television antenna. The reason satellite…



AT&T building out its fiber network

Can’t accuse them of standing still. AT&T has announced plans to offer a full fiber network to eight more metropolitan areas. They are listed below, and you can click to see a more detailed press…


Use a TV antenna for cellular? it could work…

Technically it is possible to use a UHF antenna for a cell booster. Cellular telephones use frequencies just above those used for UHF television, and it’s possible that even though a TV antenna wasn’t designed for…


What are Redmere cables?

You might be looking at our Redmere cables and saying, What’s so special about Redmere cables? Isn’t that just another way to make me spend money? It’s so much more. We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that…