Spring is coming! Time to look at your antenna

While the snow continues to rage in our Michigan offices, we all think jealously of you in the southern half of the country. For many folks, it’s time to start thinking about the spring thaw and what it means to the things we’ve left outdoors all winter.

What does your satellite dish or antenna look like now that the snow is melting? How are the connections? Did you sweep snow or ice off it over the winter, meaning it probably needs re-aiming?

This is the time to inspect every outside wire, every drip loop, every connection to make sure that no water leaked in where it shouldn’t. This is the time to check your grounding wire (you do ground everything right?) and make sure it’s still connected to a ground rod, water pipe or breaker box according to your local ordinances. This is the time to check all your connections, even the ones managed by the utility companies, and make sure that everything looks perfect.

And then it’s time for pre-season baseball, but that’s another blog article.

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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 5,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.