Best of the Blog 2020, Volume 7

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2021 marks our fifteenth 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, 2020:

  1. Cutting the cord? Don’t forget to add FREE Live TV
  2. FROM THE FRONT LINES: Should you place your router in the attic?
  3. Why can’t you buy individual cell booster parts?
  4. Is That Used RV Satellite Dish Still Good?
  5. NICE AND EASY: What is “APG?”
  6. FROM THE FRONT LINES: Will you add the part I want?
  7. FROM THE FRONT LINES: What antenna do I need?
  8. What is a weather boot and why do you need one?
  9. DIRECTV Customers: How do you set the clock on the receiver?
  10. Should you worry about dust buildup in your home theater equipment?
  11. What is a SIM card?
  12. What’s the best material for an antenna mast?
  13. Why do computers and phones get hot?
  14. Speed Test: Checking the Numbers and What They Mean
  15. Why don/t DIRECTV receivers come with RF modulators any more?
  16. Print this out and put it on your DIRECTV power inserter
  17. What is active noise cancellation?
  18. FROM THE FRONT LINES: What’s the longest cable run for a satellite TV system?
  19. How can you permanently store your DVR/s recordings?
  20. FROM THE FRONT LINES: Will an indoor antenna get stations 90 miles away?
  21. What/s the best cell booster for an RV?
  22. Why does DIRECTVs Genie Remote still have an Enter button?
  23. What is the largest hard drive you can attach to a DIRECTV Genie?
  24. Updated Story: Device Drivers
  25. Can you use SWM with an older Winegard RV satellite dish?
  26. FROM THE FRONT LINES: Can you install an indoor antenna indoors?
  27. Can you make your DIRECTV receiver beep to help you aim the dish?
  28. Why can’t you use existing wiring when installing DIRECTV in your business?
  29. Why are they called
  30. How often should you change your cell booster?
  31. NEW VIDEO: Easy temperature screening
  32. NEW VIDEO: Can you use Thermscan with a rechargeable battery?
  33. What is a “swedged” mast?
  34. Wi-Fi Fleet Management: 4 Things You Need to Know
  35. Sometimes an amplifiers not the answer.
  36. How far can you run with an Ethernet cable?

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.