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What is a “driven element?”

Last month, we talked about “passive radiators,” which are parts of an antenna that focus signal on the part that actually receives it. The part that actually receives the signal is called a “driven element.” Surprisingly, a…



Will DIRECTV DVRs kill your data cap?

Look, I’m not saying no. The truth is that if you watch pay-per-view movies on DIRECTV there might be a problem if your internet service provider isn’t generous with data. DIRECTV’s DVRs want to be connected…


Do you need an antenna amplifier?

There’s a real controversy about amplified antennas and it doesn’t help the matter that most of the arguments use words like “should” and “might.” Antennas are supposed to be science, right? An antenna amplifier, like any…


Can you use a home cell booster in your RV?

Well you can… but you probably shouldn’t. Home boosters, even this inexpensive FlexPro booster from SureCall, really work best in a home environment. It provides excellent coverage for a small home or office in an inexpensive package, and…


Can you mount an antenna on a J-mount?

Absolutely. There’s only one thing you need to worry about. The image you see above you is a typical “J-Mount.” They’re used for mounting onto a roof or eave, but really you can mount one to pretty much…





Who needs a cell booster?

Pretty much everyone. I’ve read a number of articles that suggest that 95% of people encounter bad cell service at one point or another. My thought is, that number’s too low. I want to know who…