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    by Published on 01-21-2016 05:47 PM
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    Getting Free HDTV on a boat is actually just the same as getting it on land. You just need an antenna. Pretty much any outdoor antenna will do. I personally don't recommend indoor antennas because they aren't waterproof and because the lacquered wood used on many boats does ...
    by Published on 01-11-2016 01:25 PM
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    2. Commercial,
    3. Cell Phones,
    4. TV Antennas,
    5. Auto/Marine,
    6. Satellite,
    7. Data/Networks,
    8. Online/MobileTV
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    We came, we saw, we drooled... and finally the 2016 CES is one for the history books. Here were my big takeaways:

    The big manufacturers aren't the real story. This is more true than ever. Samsung, Intel, Sony, and the like were just going through the motions. They spent a lot of money and attracted a lot of attention, which makes that money well spent, but they were light on innovation and lacked the entertainment ...
    by Published on 01-08-2016 01:49 PM
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    I admit that's not quite true. If you really want to trace the history of people going to a show where technology was displayed, you have to go to the truly amazing World's Fairs and Expositions of the 19th century. People came from all over the planet to see electricity in action and some, like the Chicago ...
    by Published on 12-10-2015 05:02 PM
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    2. Auto/Marine



    The rest of the world may have moved on from CB radios back in 1982, but there are still some really loyal followers out there. I'm not saying there are a lot of them, but they're still out there. You would think that the internet, cell phones, chat rooms, texting, whatever... would have killed the CB radio by now, but you'd be wrong.

    Truckers still use the once-popular technology, and just like any retro tech, there's still an active community of people who use it. In fact, the internet makes it possible for CB enthusiasts to find each other, since CB radio itself is limited to a range of under ten miles. Unfortunately, the general public has long since given up on citizens' band radio and it's pretty easy to find younger people who haven't even heard of the technology.

    The good news is that there are still new CB radios being made and they're less expensive than ever. Believe it or not, SolidSignal.com still sells over 150 different CB radios from base stations to starter models that will fit any vehicle. The basic models are very reasonably priced, and if you're really into the "retro" theme you can even find a modern version of the old Cobra 29 LTD which looks like it would be right at home in your '75 Trans Am with the gold "screaming chicken" on the hood (kids, google it.)

    When looking for your first CB radio, it's pretty smart to start small, because the price of entry is so low. At some point you'll decide for yourself if you want a bigger antenna or a more full-featured radio, but pretty much anything you buy is going to connect easily to your car's 12 volt power and to your speakers, meaning that it just takes the radio and a CB antenna and a little bit of time to get started.

    There's no license required for a CB radio, and there hasn't been since the mid-1980s, so you don't have to go through any paperwork to get started. It's just another way to meet strangers, one that has a pleasingly old-time feeling to it and it will help you pass the time on long drives. And really, you never know who you're going to meet!
    by Published on 10-14-2015 06:22 PM
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    3. Auto/Marine,
    4. Data/Networks,
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    Well, it kind of depends on your definition of "watch TV" and "moving."

    Let's assume for a minute that you're talking about over-the-air antenna TV and the car is going at something like a normal speed. Then, unfortunately the answer is no. Digital signals don't work in moving vehicles because they're designed ...
    by Published on 10-05-2015 03:31 PM
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    2. Auto/Marine



    Well, not really, but it's a catchy headline. In fact this is probably a good time to tell you that impersonating a police officer is illegal and you shouldn't do it. You shouldn't pretend you're driving a cop car and for heaven's sake don't hang onto the hood like TJ Hooker or anything.

    But let's say that, maybe, you actually do work for a law enforcement agency, or maybe you run a taxi service, or in some way you need to outfit your vehicle to carry a variety of things from laptops to shotguns (assuming you have a legal right to carry a shotgun in the car, otherwise, you know, don't do that.)

    Here's what you didn't know: SolidSignal has a large variety of vehicle mounts and other industrial-quality auto paraphernalia to properly customize your vehicle and make it easy to get the job done, whether the job is just sitting in the truck answering emails or taking down perps in high-speed pursuits. This is the exact same stuff that law-enforcement agencies and customizers all over the country are using and it's available to you directly at the best possible price. So why not check it out?
    by Published on 09-07-2015 01:30 PM
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    Yeah, you probably do.

    All new cars will have backup cameras within a few years. Specifically, by May 1, 2018, every new car sold in the US will have a backup camera. It won't have to be a very fancy one, but one will be required. This has been in the works for years already, and it's not something ...
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