December 2017

2017: The year in antennas

As the year winds to a close, we’re looking back at the events that really shaped our product selection at SolidSignal.com. There were two big events this year in the world of over-the-air antennas and although…




COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Sputnik

Literally, the beep heard around the world. In 1957, 55 years ago, the world changed forever when a 585mm (23″) diameter chrome ball became the first man-made object to leave Earth’s atmosphere. It carried with it…



2017: The Year in Cellular

2017 is almost over and that means a look back at the world of cellular. This ended up being a pretty big year although most of the news happened in the last three months. The story…


COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Lee De Forest

None of it’s possible without an amplifier. If it weren’t for the amplifier, there would be no radio, no television, no satellites and no cell phones. All those technologies rely on radio waves that are too…


We’re closed today…

Our staff are home with their families today enjoying a bit of rest and relaxation. We’ll be back stronger than ever tomorrow, but of course the internet never sleeps. Place your orders today at SolidSignal.com,…


Is burn-in a problem on LCD screens?

What a nightmare. Back when a decent-sized flat panel could set you back $10k or more, many a proud owner dreaded the day when he would come home and find the words “Now Playing” or some…