March 15, 2022

New Arrivals: Helium Dipole Antennas from ALFA Network with 90° adjustable elbows

We have two new arrivals from ALFA Network Inc. this week for Helium and IoT hardware users looking for 915 MHz antennas to connect directly to devices. Bulk discounts available for installers and ISPs.

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March 12, 2022

Bandpass Filters are coming to Rokland: how they can improve your Helium or WiFi performance

Bandpass Filters clean up noise around your Helium miner or WiFi router, rejecting frequency interference from other ranges. Helium operates on the 915 MHz frequency range, while WiFi operates at both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Bandpass Filters coming soon to

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March 05, 2022

New ALFA R36AH v2 from Rokland supports Tube-UAC2 and AWUS036ACHM

The ALFA R36AH v2 from Rokland now ships with updated firmware to support ALFA Tube-UAC2 Dual Band Outdoor USB WiFi receiver, or it's indoor version AWUS036ACHM

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March 02, 2022

Customer mailbag: ALFA AOA-915-5ACM- why is it priced so LOW?

People often ask us why the ALFA AOA-915-5ACM Helium compatible antenna is priced so low. Here is the reason why...

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February 24, 2022

New WiFi 6E antennas are here- Rokland & ALFA Network have you covered

If you have a WiFi 6E PCI card or router and are looking for an omni or directional antenna solution, Rokland & ALFA Network literally have you covered. Our two newest tri-band WiFi antennas give you great coverage in older 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands + the newest WiFi 6E frequency as well...

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February 01, 2022

Our first ever Rokland #HNT shirt could be yours FREE!

You asked, we listened. We received a large number of requests to bring forward Rokland and mining related apparel, so we made the decision to turn our most popular sticker design into our first T-shirt!

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February 01, 2022

Helium Antennas: US915 MHz vs. AU915 MHz- is there a difference?

If you are in Australia or Brazil, or another country using the AU915 MHz frequency for Helium mining, you can use a Rokland 915 MHz antenna with your miner, but you cannot use a US915 miner in your country. 

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January 27, 2022

ALFA AWUS036EAC, AWUS036AC, AWUS036ACH are Windows 11 compatible

Good news- ALFA AWUS036EACAWUS036AC, and AWUS036ACH (which are Realtek RTL8812AU based devices) are all compatible with Microsoft Windows 11. In most cases they will be natively supported. 

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January 22, 2022

Why it is important to give your new Helium antenna five days to synch

It seems logical when installing a new antenna on your Helium miner, you should see instant results in the app- witness count should go up immediately, or at least within a few hours. Learn why this is not the case.

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December 30, 2021

How important is waterproofing your outdoor Helium or WiFi antenna connections?

Rokland recommends using a waterproof silicon-based tape to seal off the connection area where your coaxial cable connector connects to your antenna. 

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December 28, 2021

Antenna Connector Types: How can I tell if my miner/antenna/cable is RPSMA Male, RPSMA Female, N Male or N Female?

In this video we cover the most common cable connector types and genders you will run into when using our products. Whether you have a Helium Miner, ALFA Camp Pro kit or ALFA USB WiFi adapter if you are going to extend the stock antenna via coaxial cable you will NEED to get the correct connectors. This can be confusing, so we made this video to hopefully clear things up once and for all. If you still have questions feel free to reach out to us via any of the options below!

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December 24, 2021

Introducing SHTNACLAUSE: Helium based Sleigh Inventory Tracker

When it comes to tracking Santa Claus's whereabouts, there is no better system than NORAD's Santa Claus tracker. Using live GPS data, NORAD can show you exactly where Santa Claus is at any given moment. But what happens when somewhere just outside of Moline, Illinois, Santa realizes due to a loading error, he has only seven Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifles left, and he had orders for thirty-five?

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December 21, 2021

Investing in Helium HNT mining? Get the antennas and accessories you need with interest free payment installments

To help, Rokland is now accepting payment installments. That’s right, instead of paying for your entire order up front, you can break it up into 4 interest free installments. Just click the shopPay button in the cart and follow the onscreen steps to complete checkout. There is no hold on your order, it will ship in full just like normal credit card payment. 

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November 19, 2021

New Linux drivers for ALFA AWUS036ACH, AWUS036AC, & AWUS036ACS

This fall, new driver packages were released for Debian based Linux distributions such as Kali for the ALFA AWUS036ACH, AWUS036AC, and AWUS036ACS.

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October 10, 2021

PSA: Take care of your Helium miner coaxial cable!

Tightly coiled coax cable may already be damaged or could become damaged soon. It is important to coil 400 grade coax in a circular fashion that does not put stress on the internal copper coated aluminum conductor.

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October 01, 2021

Stay on top of Helium Network & Miner Specific Issues with our New Alert System

Visit our new Helium Network and Miner Status page for the latest on issues with the Helium network. You can always visit for the latest on Helium network issues and the blockchain. However, with tens of thousands of Rokland antennas deployed across the country, our phone and chat support staff are in a unique position to identify and post about other types of issues not on the Helium status page. 

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September 21, 2021

Understanding Helium Antennas

How does antenna size correlate to gain?

Antenna gain does have a correlation to size to some degree, but gain is not a unit of measurement. Therefore, antennas that have the same gain do not have to be the same height, and a higher gain antenna can be larger than a lower gain antenna.

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September 09, 2021

Understanding Coaxial Cable Terms: LMR. RFC, CFD, Oh My!

Coaxial cable terms like LMR-400 and RFC-400 can be easily understood by knowing what the letters and numbers mean. The letters indicate the cable manufacturer, whereas the numbers refer to the shielding grade. From the numbers, we can determine how much dB loss a cable has.

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August 28, 2021

August Updates: ALFA WiFi Camp Pro 3, Helium Antenna backorders, and our giveaway...

The great Adam Duritz said it's been a long December, well it's been a long summer, and there's reason to believe, that this fall is going to be better than the last! We have a lot going on here at Rokland Technologies and it's past time for some updates...

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August 12, 2021

How to get the MAC address/MAC ID for your RAK 2 Helium Miner

Need the MAC address/MAC ID of your RAK 2 Helium miner for port forwarding purposes? It is as easy as pairing to the miner in the Helium app and going to Diagnostics. See our instructional graphic.

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July 30, 2021

The Helium Halving is coming: what it means, and what you can do to maximize your mining

The "Helium Halving" is only days away at the time of video launch. We explain WHAT it is, WHY it is, and what YOU can do to keep on maximizing your HNT earnings going forward. 

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June 30, 2021

Introducing MPD-400 Super Flex Coaxial Cables

Need coax cable with more flexibility? We have you covered with MPD-400 Super Flex cables. Similar to Times Microwave LMR-400 Ultra Flex cables, MPD-400 Super Flex cables have the same thick shielding and gain loss rating as our popular RFC-400 and Times Microwave LMR-400 options, but are made with special materials and inner conductor that allow more flexibility. 

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June 18, 2021

Now accepting Coinbase Commerce at checkout!

You can now pay for your purchases using Coinbase Commerce. We currently accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, or USD Coin. Payment with Helium token is not yet supported by Coinbase Commerce. We accept all traditional payment methods as well, including credit card, PayPal, and Amazon Pay.

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June 14, 2021

Phony antenna gain inflation is real: "honesty" from an online marketplace seller

We encountered a situation of possible gain inflation in an eBay listing last week and reach out to the seller. We were surprised with their shockingly honest answer about why they inflated the gain spec in their advertisement. 

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