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How to Safely Install Your Antenna Mount

By Greg Martinez / July 22, 2020

Even though there’s an abundance of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and others, many cord cutters still enjoy having access to over-the-air TV channels. For that, however, they need to install the right TV antenna in their homes. You might be wondering why OTA TV is still popular because the other online options offer […]


Safety Tips for Installing an Outdoor TV Antenna

By Greg Martinez / June 9, 2020

In this article I’m going to summarize some well-known safety recommendations for installing a TV antenna outdoors. Rooftop work is dangerous and falling is the leading cause of injury among professional roofers, so be mindful of a few guidelines when getting on your ladder. Some factors to consider: If for any reason you’re unsure about […]


How to Properly Use a Coaxial Cable Adapter

By Greg Martinez / May 21, 2020

It would be impossible to talk about a coaxial cable adapter without first discussing the vital role that cable connectors play in the entire set up. By “connectors” I mean F-connectors (shown below), which are those metal tips on the ends of coax cables. They could also be the metal ports on equipment like on […]


Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring

By Greg Martinez / May 20, 2020

Installing a flat coaxial cable or any other type of coax cable might seem like a straightforward task, and it is – for the most part anyway. Nonetheless, overlooking some seemingly minuscule issues at the point of installation might have far-reaching repercussions further down the line. Some of these issues may go unnoticed at first. […]


Find Out Which Stations Are Near You with the RabbitEars Website

By Greg Martinez / March 11, 2020

In the past I’ve recommended as a go-to source for finding nearby TV stations to point your antenna at. Today I want to tell you about a similar site that’s possibly better. It’s, and after reading this article you might want to add it to your list of fav TV websites. Now, RabbitEars […]


Find the Right Streaming Bundle at an Affordable Price

By Greg Martinez / March 3, 2020

The last few years have seen a boom in available streaming services and content choices. And it’s not just the cable companies who are raising their prices, but streaming services as well. Subscribing to the services you want at a reasonable price might seem a little overwhelming these days. In this post, I’ll show you […]


Next Gen TV: The Next Leap in TV Broadcasting

By Greg Martinez / February 25, 2020

There’s a game-changing innovation in the works for those of us who get over-the-air (OTA) television with an antenna. The 2009 switch from analog to digital was significant, but this next one has a chance to be even bigger. It’s the move to a new generation called, appropriately enough, Next Gen TV. Over the past […]


How Do Universal Remotes Work? A Primer

By Greg Martinez / January 20, 2020

While a remote control is a great idea for your TV, it’s also useful for your cable box and DVR as well. But before you know it, you’ll have three or four of them sitting on your coffee table, or lost between seat cushions. This means you’ll have to keep track of where they are, […]


How to Watch Local Television Online For Free

By Greg Martinez / January 19, 2020

Key Takeaways… Local stations offer content for free on their websites and apps. These are seldom live streams, however, but mostly curated clips of past news, weather, and sports. Prime time shows carried by local stations are behind paywalls but accessible with free trials. There are some good options for watching free local television online, […]


What Frequency Is Digital TV Broadcast On?

By Greg Martinez / January 15, 2020

Seems like everything’s digital these days, and television’s no exception. But just what does it mean when we say, “digital television (DTV)?” After all, you still get the same kinds of programs you did in the analog days (i.e., pre-2009), and you can still pick up over the air (OTA) radio frequency waves with the […]

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