Best of the Blog 2019, Volume 7

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2020 marks our fourteenth 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 July, 2019:

  1. Can you use a portable dish like a PlayMaker with a long cable run?
  2. Can you use a cell booster in a leased vehicle?
  3. What is Videoguard?
  4. Which is better, RG59, RG6 or RG11 cable?
  5. Can you hack a cell booster?
  6. What’s the most important thing to worry about with antenna installation?
  7. How does the DIRECTV app let you actually control your receiver?
  8. You Want to do WHAT With Your TV Antenna?
  9. Can you use a cell booster with a motorcycle?
  10. Make almost any remote control shoot through walls
  11. Can you mount a satellite dish to a hardwood fencepost?
  12. Should you leave those plugged in?
  13. Can you use a Playmaker or other self aiming dish at home?
  14. Should you choose the DIRECTV
  15. NICE AND EASY: Does an HDB8X antenna let you aim in two directions?
  16. Can you use a cell booster at the pool?
  17. Which TV Antenna is Best for Where I Live?
  18. Improve Cell Phone Reception in Rural Areas
  19. Is it possible to guarantee that an antenna will work for your location?
  20. Here’s why your RV needs a cell booster
  21. Beware of Bargain Basement Cell Boosters!
  22. Should you swap out the 300 Ohm cable from your antenna?
  23. How can you amplify only one output from a DIRECTV splitter?
  24. Whats the right replacement for a DIRECTV MST-774?
  25. NICE AND EASY: Can you use a Wally with a Spaun Multiswitch?
  26. Where can you get accurate grounding information? (This ones pretty easy)
  27. Solid Signal’s guide to using Locast on your DIRECTV receiver
  28. Can you use a cell booster in an electric car?
  29. Can you use a DECA to broadcast internet signal?
  30. Big Rigs Need Signal Boosters
  31. Is there a “wireless TV amplifier?”
  32. IS IT TRUE? DIRECTV no longer offers eSATA support?
  33. RV Owners: You Deserve the Comforts of Home
  34. NICE AND EASY: What if you use the wrong impedance cable?
  35. Bad Cell Phone Signal: It’s Not Always Building Materials


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.