March 2013



Will Sprint be forced to use US-made equipment?

Will Federal regulators hold up the Sprint deal unless Sprint uses only American-made equipment? It’s possible. As a condition of deal, Softbank may only be allowed to buy Sprint if the FCC can mandate that certain…


Use a meter to read your signal levels

Whether you work with big beasts like this SWM-32 multiswitch or just average DIRECTV equipment, you need to know what to expect when setting up your system. You’ll need a signal meter like our AIM Advanced Installation Meter to test,…


Slow internet? Not just you.

Today, March 27, 2013 is the day of the biggest internet attack in history. At least so far. Don’t worry, it’s not Terminator 2: Judgment Day and obviously if you’re reading this article you weren’t affected. That doesn’t…


When should you use an amplified antenna?

What you see above is Solid Signal’s new Pure amplifier. It’s an extremely low noise amplifier that’s causing a lot of noise out in the real world. There’s a real controversy about amplified antennas and it doesn’t help…


Will NBC be the first network to collapse?

Unthinkable. NBC has been broadcasting since 1926. Seriously. Almost 100 years. The peacock network is older than your grandparents (probably.) It was around before television even existed — it used to be a radio network. This is the…


Check out Solid Signal brand antenna mounts

DIYers, rejoice. We’re proud to announce our new Solid Signal Brand antenna masts and tripods. These are the right tripods at the right price for anyone who is looking for maximum elevation and maximum reception. Let’s…




Did you lose your program guide recently?

If you’re still using one of these or any DIRECTV receiver with an RCA, Philips, Hughes, Sony, or other brand name on it, you might have noticed a problem in the last week. Many people reported…