Best of the Blog 2021, Volume 7

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2022 marks our sixteenth year since our humble beginnings, and today over 250,000 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 the July, 2021:

  1. Do I need an antenna that pulls in VHF-Low?
  2. What is “insertion loss?”
  3. Why does everything need a power inserter?
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  5. If stucco mesh is like a Faraday cage, can it protect you from lightning strikes?
  6. NICE AND EASY: How to estimate loss on coax cables
  7. What is “noise floor?”
  8. What are the “must-have” tools for DIY antenna and satellite installs?
  9. TAKE IT FROM ME: Time to toss those old HDMI cables
  10. Now’s the time to add satellite TV to your business
  11. Which audio option should you choose on your DIRECTV receiver?
  12. What is a passive radiator?
  13. Why can’t I get WPVI from Philadelphia with my antenna?
  14. Will a cell booster cause a cell tower to explode?
  15. RV Park Managers, Meet Your Guests
  16. What’s the best solution for cell service on a boat?
  17. Can you use the same antenna for cellular and TV?
  18. A new era of profanity in TV show titles?
  19. How much power does a cell phone signal booster use?
  20. What’s the difference between a log periodic antenna and a Yagi antenna?
  21. Is it ok to zoom with someone in the same office?
  22. Will my marine satellite system work in bad weather?
  23. The Magnetic Wrist Strap for Every Handyperson
  24. Moving? Can you take your antenna with you?
  25. Hey RV Owners! Guess What?
  26. Can you mount an antenna on a J-mount?
  27. Should you charge your devices using your computer’s USB port?
  28. NICE AND EASY: What is bit error rate?
  29. Can you use a home cell booster in your RV?
  30. Do you need an antenna amplifier?
  31. Your RV Connection in Michigan!
  32. What makes weBoost’s Office boosters so special?
  33. Get Your Back-to-Work Cell Booster!
  34. Should you choose a 50-ohm or 75-ohm cell booster?
  35. Will the weBoost Office boosters handle 5G?
  36. Should you choose professional installation for your cell booster?
  37. Why are some marine satellite dishes bigger?
  38. SOUND OFF: How do you get to your recordings on DIRECTV?
  39. What is a “driven element?”
  40. Should you let your employees on the company Wi-Fi?
  41. Can you use your phone’s headphone jack for a cell booster?
  42. What’s the best way to aim your antenna while RV’ing?
  43. How does a satellite dish stay aimed while at sea?
  44. Which is better for your boat… satellite TV or satellite internet?
  45. What’s the most important way to measure antenna signal?

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 9,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.