Best of the Blog 2017, Volume 2

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 February, 2017:

  1. NICE AND EASY: Use tinfoil to temporarily blind a receiver
  2. DON’T DO THIS: Throw boiling water on the dish
  3. Is it really necessary to ground EVERYTHING?
  4. What is a distribution amplifier?
  5. Can you have one satellite system that works everywhere in the world?
  6. What is a launch amplifier?
  7. Whats the best antenna?
  8. Are US TV antennas the same as European ones?
  9. Can you use an outdoor antenna indoors?
  10. What does the red port on a splitter do?
  11. Get the real deal: get a scanner!
  12. The machine that ruined the world?
  13. Are your DIRECTV DVR recordings cutting off? Here’s what you can do
  14. An Amplified Indoor TV Antenna
  15. Taps, Diplexers, and Splitters and Combiners: What’s the Difference?
  16. What is a 75-ohm antenna?
  17. Can your antenna actually melt in the sun?
  18. A cell booster for your RV?
  19. Go commercial grade with Solid Signal
  20. Two of Marine Signal Boosters
  21. The Porcupine Antenna
  22. How often should you rescan for channels if you have a TV antenna?
  23. Over-the-air antenna TV on the water? It can be done!
  24. Simple Dipole and Bow Tie Antennas

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.