November 2017


Make your own cop car with parts from SolidSignal.com!

If you thought SolidSignal.com was just about satellite dishes… boy would you be wrong. Our catalog of over 30,000 parts isn’t just about antennas and satellite and cellular products. We have a wide variety of commercial…


REAL-WORLD TESTING: Cell phone booster cases

It’s only recently that people have started to ask me about supposed “cell phone booster cases” that claim to improve cell reception without the expense of a full cell booster solution. My first thought was that…


What is “DIRECTV 7S?”

One of our trainees asked me the other day, “what is DIRECTV 7S?” and it’s a good question, because it’s not a term that most of the DIRECT faithful, even the more tech-oriented, tend to use….


Specialty antennas? Solid Signal has them

Yes, this is an antenna. I know it looks like a broken umbrella in the picture, but it’s an antenna. It’s probably not one you’d need but trust me, it’s an antenna. This particular antenna is optimized…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Yes Netflix is slipping

I’ve taken the reins of our “Streaming Saturday” series because while Jake Buckler, that rebel without a cause, does ok, I think last week’s article was pretty weak sauce. Last week he asked, “Is Netflix slipping?” and I…




FUN FRIDAY: The sad state of banks

There’s a building near our West Coast Operations Center that used to be a bank. Not just any bank, but one of those serious banks that used to dominate small town America. It was the “first…