Best of the Blog 2020, Volume 6

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 the June, 2020:

  1. UPDATED: Can you put a dish or antenna on your apartment balcony?
  2. How can you hook an old DIRECTV receiver to your RV’s TV?
  3. Should you really get up on the roof if your antenna’s just a little off?
  4. C-Band Satellite gives way to better cell service
  5. Is it ok to use the compass in your phone to aim a dish or antenna?
  6. NICE AND EASY: What does a signal finder do, exactly?
  7. Should you buy a DIRECTV AIM Meter?
  8. What kind of antenna mount is best?
  9. No signal on DIRECTV’s 110 satellite? Here’s the solution
  10. Great summer project: reaim your antenna
  11. Will DIRECTV ever bring back caller ID?
  12. DIRECTV DVR Problems? Try this easy fix
  13. Best accessories for your “Covid Cabin”
  14. Which is better: an omni antenna or two directional antennas?
  15. NICE AND EASY: What is a cradle booster?
  16. Is there any benefit to using wired Ethernet for your DIRECTV system?
  17. DIRECTV for Hair Salon Waiting Rooms
  18. NICE AND EASY: Should you spend the money to connect your commercial receivers to the internet?
  19. Why do you have to wait for DIRECTV On Demand when other providers give it to you… well… on demand?
  20. Is it possible to be too close to a cell booster?
  21. DIRECTV for Jury Rooms
  22. You’re back to work but the cell service stinks. Here’s what to do.
  23. Copper, the miracle material
  24. The light on the cell booster is red. What does that mean?
  25. FROM THE FRONT LINES: Can you use rechargeable batteries in your DIRECTV remote?
  26. How can you use one remote to watch DIRECTV and streaming TV?
  27. Can you get a cell booster that will cover 30 acres?
  28. ATT TV for Smaller Boats
  29. Weird problems with your antenna? Replace the balun
  30. How to aim an omni/VHF antenna
  31. What’s the best TV option for your boat?
  32. Can you use a satellite dish as a TV antenna?
  33. What is failover?
  34. DIRECTV Users: How can you check your software version… and why should you care?
  35. Is satellite TV reception actually better on water?
  36. What should you do with older DIRECTV equipment when you’re done with it?
  37. An antennas a smart plan right now
  38. How reliable is the cellular network, really?

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 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.