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What is dBi?

What is dBi? For today’s blog, I was going to write about my plans for how to test my antennas and any new antenna against my “Standard” antenna. Due to the blog about the new…

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Frequencies used by common service providers

Have you ever wondered what frequencies were being used by different providers? It’s all strictly regulated by the FCC… if anything is being broadcast. That’s the reason your cell phone signal doesn’t interfere with your…


New Antenna Blog by Phil Karras KE3FL

Greetings! I’ve been offered a volunteer guest blogger position here at Solid Signal and have been contemplating just what to write about. I’m a physicist by education and have worked in the optical, fluid dynamics,…



Who is Sir Tim Berners-Lee?

If you’re like Meredith Vieira, you’ve never heard of Sir Tim Berners-Lee. In fact, given the contributions he’s made to daily life, he’s fairly unknown. Dr. Berners-Lee is in that rare group that includes Edison, Tesla,…



Why Home Run Wiring?

Home Run Wiring. It’s a confusing term and a frustrating one as well. When property owners or restauranteurs hear that term, they may have no idea what it means. Or, they may simply know one thing:…



WHITE PAPER: A Guide to DIRECTV Networking

Networking can be hard. When you’re connecting a computer network to a complex home theatre system, it can be even harder. DIRECTV provides tools and parts for connecting its receivers and DVRs, but they don’t always…



Why is Pro:Idiom so important?

Systems like DIRECTV’s COM1000 keep hotel operators out of trouble by using Pro:Idiom. Pro:Idiom is a content encryption system designed for places like hotels. Without encryption, hotels would be distributing pure digital signals that could easily…



TIP: Keep a second remote around

Is there a device in your home that gets as much use as the remote? Your cell phone probably does, but if it goes out you probably have a land line or at the very least…


WHITE PAPER: A Guide to Mounting

We specialize in carrying a diverse catalog of mounting hardware for any situation. We Sell Antenna Mounts for: Mounting hardware helps to get your antenna up high where signal is stronger. We carry one of…