December 2017

How to Estimate your Signals

I said I wasn’t going to give you equations for calculating gain, loss, and Noise Figure/margin but I will explain how I estimate the Noise margin (NM) of the antenna system. I’ve worked in a…

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Learn more about the Televes Nevoswitch!

The Televes Nevoswitch is designed to help customers who have been left high and dry since it’s almost impossible to get a Spaun multiswitch in this country. The new multiswitches from Televes are perfect replacements for…


Can you bundle DIRECTV Satellite and DIRECTV NOW?

The question is, why would you? DIRECTV NOW is the new streaming service from DIRECTV that gives you live and on-demand programs through a streaming box and through mobile devices. It’s less expensive than DIRECTV satellite…




What does “backhaul” mean?

Hang around satellite geeks enough and you’re going to hear the term “backhaul.” When DIRECTV was launching satellites almost every year, it was frustrating to hear that a lot of satellite capacity was used for “backhaul.”…


CABLES 101: How to Choose The Best Cable

Are you using the best cable for the job? You may have heard terms like RG59, RG6, RG11, and Slim RG59 but you didn’t know what they meant. There is actually a real difference between these…