February 2017

Can you use an outdoor antenna indoors?

You sure can. Outdoor antennas like this Televes Diginova work just fine indoors, although they work even better if you put them outside on the roof. They’ll lose about half of their receiving power indoors, even if pointed…

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Don’t lose your local channels!

It’s literally, your right to get free TV. I mean, it’s not in the Constitution but it’s pretty darn close. The FCC is charged with a lot of things but one of them is making…


A marine rated cell booster?

Yes, I mean a real, beginning-to-end marine-rated cell booster. This Super Halo from Shakespeare is completely designed for marine needs. It will help you get great reception from further than you ever thought possible. Land-based cell towers…





Did you know Solid Signal sells hand tools?

And not just gloves. Yeah, sometimes our interns get too literal when we ask for things like “pictures of hand tools.” I mean, we do sell these gloves and they’re pretty good gloves too. But, they’re…



What’s the best antenna?

The answer would seem to be simple… the one that works. But how do you know? Cord cutting is really taking off. More and more people are choosing to use a combination of streaming and antennas…


New FCC Commissioner says DIRECTV NOW is safe

Boys and girls, here’s a lesson on how politics affects your life. The former FCC Chair, Tom Wheeler, became a strong advocate for net neutrality after he was scolded for his views on the subject. He…


What is a launch amplifier?

Not something the average person would buy… but an important part of cable TV headends, apartment complex systems, and anywhere that TV distribution happens over a large area. A launch amplifier is a specific amplifier that…


What is Bluetooth LE (Bluetooth Smart)?

When everything in your home is internet connected, chances are most of it will be done through Bluetooth. Bluetooth is designed to be a low-speed, short-range technology for connecting things like headphones, but it’s also a…