October 2017

More layoffs ahead for ESPN

It was only 7 months ago that ESPN announced “notable” layoffs. Well, they’re at it again. DSLReports, who have never been big fans of ESPN, say that another 50-60 layoffs are coming, and this time it may be…



Softbank to give up on Sprint-TMobile merger

Oh, thank heaven. Even though I’ve railed against a potential Sprint/T-Mobile merger over and over again, I still thought it was going to happen. After all, it seemed just too stupid to avoid. Now it seems that for…



NICE AND EASY: What is a panel antenna?

Well, simply, it’s this. “Panel antenna” is a term for any antenna that sits tall instead of wide. This particular antenna is a TV antenna, but panel antennas are used for a wide variety of things. This…



Is the “big ugly dish” dead?

Spoiler alert: Yes. It may have been all the rage when Radio Shack put it on the cover back in 1986, but the C-Band satellite, also known as the “Big Ugly Dish,” is really a thing…



What is RSSI?

RSSI is one of those terms that’s supposed to tell you how bad your signal is so you’ll spend money on fixing it. Let me explain. RSSI stands for “received signal strength indicator” or “received signal…


Five Things Marine Installers Need to Know About DIRECTV

Are you a marine electronics installer who has questions about satellite TV installations? Signal Connect, the division of Signal Group responsible for satellite TV sales and support, has the answers. Three members of Signal Connect hosted presentations at…