February 2017


Simple Dipole and Bow Tie Antennas

Let’s go over a few things about dipole antennas that I have picked up while being an amateur radio operator. I will start with what is known and go from there. I will then apply…



Will 2017 be the year of 4K?

I can’t believe I’m asking this question again. It seems like 4K has been around longer than Elvis and yet it’s still never completely caught on. For myself, I first saw a “consumer” demonstration of 4K in…





FUN FRIDAY: The very first laptop

It was called the Grid Compass. If you had $10,000 to spend in 1979, you could pick up two mid-size cars or one of these, which has the distinction of being the first laptop computer. We…


Choosing Satellite Dishes for RVs

Want to add satellite TV to your RV, camper, or motorhome? If so, you have three different satellite dishes from which to choose. When it comes to satellite dishes for RVs, you must choose between a…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: SportsNet LA

Three years ago this week, SportsNet LA, known to most folks as “The Dodgers Channel,” went on the air. We covered it here. At the time, only Time Warner Cable customers could see it, along with a…