March 2017

Marine Satellite TV and Spring Cleaning

Spring is coming and you’re getting ready to launch your boat for another season. This is the perfect time to get satellite TV in your yacht or service vessel. This time of the year means getting…



Love to listen to music? Check out DIRECTV!

DIRECTV knows you want to listen. That’s why every DIRECTV subscription includes dozens of channels of high-quality music, organized by genre, all for free! Start with channel 801 and take a look for yourself. You might…




Why use a non-penetrating roof mount?

Maybe you’ve seen these before. The technical term is “non-penetrating roof mount.” They’re designed to let you mount satellite dishes or antennas when you can’t drill holes. (that’s the “non-penetrating” part.) The way they work is,…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Netflix Originals

I’m taking the reins this week as Jake Buckler enjoys a well-deserved break with his family. I may not like it… but Netflix is fast moving away from being a source for movies and into being…


FUN FRIDAY: Four-Winged Dinosaur

First of all that’s weird. Second of all it’s even weirder that we can recreate the look of a dinosaur that has been extinct for 160 million years. Keep in mind I don’t remember what I…


NICE AND EASY: What is noise figure?

Not such an easy question actually. The term “noise figure” is tossed around a lot when you talk about antennas and amplifiers. Yet, it’s hard to understand. It’s like, everyone knows what it is, and everyone…


How can a coaxial cable give you true HD?

If you listen to the cable company, it can’t. But they’ve been known to be wrong. If you’re a cable customer you’ve probably been told recently that every TV in your house needs a cable…





Can an antenna be made of glass?

It would be nice if it could. If you could make antennas out of glass, you could have totally clear antennas or you could even turn an entire window into an antenna. That would be incredibly…