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BACK TO BASICS: Combo Wrench

Don’t use an adjustable wrench… and certainly don’t use pliers. When you’re attaching cables the right tools are critical. An open-end adjustable wrench won’t work in a tight situation and has a tendency to strip the…

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BACK TO BASICS: Compass

Directions. You can’t get anywhere without them. The most basic directions for aiming any satellite dish involve using the azimuth, tilt, and elevation. Some of these are marked on the mount itself but for basic azimuth…


BACK TO BASICS: Cable Compression Kit

Solid Signal makes great cables. But of course, you can too. With a little practice you can make the cables you need and by buying parts in bulk you’ll save a lot of money. You’ll also…



Antenna Terms Defined

AM: A type of frequency used for radio stations. Some OTA TV antennas can also pull in AM signals. Amplifier (Booster): An amplifier is a device used in conjunction with an OTA antenna designed to help make…



BYOD? What’s that?

B Y O D. Have you heard the term yet? If there’s been one big acronym in the business world in 2012, it’s BYOD: Bring Your Own Device. After decades of telling users that their cell…




Don’t use the wrong satellite meter

This is the Perfect Vision PVS22K satellite finder. At just under $14 it seems like a great deal. If you are hooking up older, round satellite dish it just might help you get things moving a little faster….