August 2017



Check out this Sabrent USB SD Card Reader

OK, so they say everything is in the cloud now. You don’t want flash drives or memory cards or god-forbid CD-ROMs. You just store everything up there and it just kind of gets where it needs…



What is a “return path?”

“Return path.” It’s another one of those terms you hear a lot when you hang around with RF engineers. (Don’t hang out with RF engineers? You ought to, they’re a feisty lot.) “Oh, you’ve got to…



Will AT&T sell off CNN if it buys Time Warner?

It’s all getting so confusing now. AT&T, parent company of DIRECTV, is trying to buy Time Warner. Time Warner is currently the parent company of CNN, Time Magazine, HBO, Warner Bros. Studios, Superman (and that whole crowd) and…





Will a Wi-fi antenna do you any good?

Probably not. Recently, one of our Signal Group forum members said he was looking for a wi-fi antenna. That’s all well and good, but just putting up the antenna won’t do anything if it doesn’t connect…


What is a dB and why is it so confusing?

This is Alexander Graham Bell. He gets the credit for inventing the telephone, although it’s possible he doesn’t deserve it. Still, history is written by the winners, and it was the Bell Telephone Company that dominated the…


Can you use RG59 cable for satellite TV?

All cables are not made equal. Even two cables that look identical could still be completely different. When it comes to the coaxial cables you find in your home, they tend to fall into one of…


FUN FRIDAY: Self-driving cars in 1911

Well, not quite. This recently unearthed video, “The “Automatic Motorist,” is a six-minute short showing a look at the future of travel, as it was seen before the first world war. It looks pretty antique and…