Best of the Blog 2016, Volume 3

With the move to our new platform complete, we proudly present the best articles from our distant past.

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2018 marks our twelfth year since our humble beginnings, and today over 200,000 people read the blog every month. Every month, the staff gets together and gathers articles that really seem like they have long-term appeal. Here’s the list for March, 2016:

  1. What are the tools you’ll need for DIY antenna and satellite installs?
  2. What is a passively amplified antenna?
  3. If stucco mesh is like a Faraday cage, can it protect you from lightning strikes?
  4. What is insertion loss?
  5. NEW VIDEO: Why are Televes antennas so hard to assemble?
  6. New HANDS ON Review: Televes DAT970 UHF Antenna
  7. New Review: Televes DAT790 Mix
  8. NICE AND EASY: What is bit error rate?
  9. What is a passive radiator?
  10. How can you mount your new antenna?
  11. QUICK TIP: Know for sure what your phone’s bars are measuring
  12. List of VHF-Low (Channels 2-6) Stations broadcasting in the US
  13. What is a “director” when you’re talking about antennas)
  14. Solid Signal’s HANDS ON REVIEW: Televes DAT790 LR UHF Antenna
  15. New Video: Assemble the Televes DAT790 Mix
  16. Can you use multiple receivers with a portable satellite dish?
  17. Do you need to ground an antenna if it’s covered in plastic?
  18. OK, we all know 3G and 4G. What was 1G?
  19. NICE AND EASY: A bigger dish isn’t (usually) the answer
  20. EDITORIAL: Here’s how you fix broadcast television, part 1
  21. EDITORIAL: Here’s how you fix broadcast television, part 2
  22. A technical guide to the LNB
  23. What is an IR repeater?
  24. NEW VIDEO: Assembling the DAT790LR UHF Antenna
  25. What is the difference between active and passive LTE filtering?
  26. Why does everything need a power inserter?
  27. Whats the difference between a preamp and a distribution amp?
  28. What is zero rating?
  29. What is noise floor?
  30. Is LTE interference a big problem with antennas?
  31. What is PSIP? Why do I care?
  32. Why can’t you get local channels from other markets from your satellite dish?
  33. NICE AND EASY: What is linear TV?

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.