antennas


Has antenna technology peaked?

Fifty years ago, a TV antenna was a 12-foot-long beast. You can still buy those big ones, but most people can easily get away with a cool-looking, 2-foot wide spaceship like this Televes DigiNova Boss. That’s partially…


Is RG59 cable really worse for antennas?

One of the blog staffers asked me recently if RG59 cable was really all that bad. Seems that some other blogs are claiming that if you don’t use RG6 cable, you’re doomed. Friends, I’m here to…


Got DIRECTV NOW? Get an antenna!

It’s launch day for DIRECTV’s long-anticipated streaming service and I’m just as excited as you are. DIRECTV and AT&T seek to deliver a high-quality viewing experience for cord-cutters with no contracts and no equipment to buy…





What is beam width?

You know what I hate about antennas? See, most people don’t want to do a ton of math and look at goofy polar charts to understand how to point an antenna. If you’re someone who does,…



What is line of sight?

When you search for the term “line of sight” you get a lot of confusing diagrams like the one above. Let’s be honest, that doesn’t help. “Line of sight” is a much simpler idea and it’s…


Can you get TV reception on a boat?

Absolutely. Although there are TV antennas that are specifically designed for harsh marine environments, any antenna will work. I tend to recommend a plastic-clad antenna like this Televes DigiNova Boss UHF/VHF Amplified HDTV Antenna with LTE Filter…


SOUND OFF SUNDAY: Your Alter Ego

OK folks… this the last “Sound Off Sunday” as far as I know. I’m almost out of antennas to give away. This week we’ll be giving away this Antop AT-414B antenna or something similar. By now you…