December 2017

BEWARE the 1.2 meter Alaska/Hawaii dish

Bigger just has to mean better, right? That’s not the case with the 1.2 meter DIRECTV dish designed for use in Alaska and Hawaii. It’s quite a behemoth, so before you think about using it to improve your…



FUN FRIDAY: Warp Speed

If you’re like me, you’re sitting back just waiting for the next episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. The first nine episodes blew by faster than a warp 9 trip to Jupiter, because of all the necessary backstory…


How to Estimate your Signals

I said I wasn’t going to give you equations for calculating gain, loss, and Noise Figure/margin but I will explain how I estimate the Noise margin (NM) of the antenna system. I’ve worked in a…






Learn more about the Televes Nevoswitch!

The Televes Nevoswitch is designed to help customers who have been left high and dry since it’s almost impossible to get a Spaun multiswitch in this country. The new multiswitches from Televes are perfect replacements for…


Can you bundle DIRECTV Satellite and DIRECTV NOW?

The question is, why would you? DIRECTV NOW is the new streaming service from DIRECTV that gives you live and on-demand programs through a streaming box and through mobile devices. It’s less expensive than DIRECTV satellite…