Chris' list is scary accurate for me. :eek2: Yet I can add some (that might even be scarier) Go from posting 100 posts a year to 7-8k. (and 1 or 2 PMs a year to 50+ a day.) Know all the frequencies and orbital locations for DIRECTV or Dish (or BOTH!) Go to CES and spend an entire day in the Dish and/or DIRECTV Booth Know the names of the top 3 to 5 people at both Dish and DIRECTV (And some remember you from last year's CES!) Know the current software versions, both NR and CE, for 10 or more receivers. Have 10 or more receivers Have a collection of all the HD DVRs just so you can CE all of them (I'm only missing one, btw. I need an HR21-100) Know all the SWM frequencies and how they relate to OTA and MoCA Understand BSS, FSS, Reverse Band, Spotbeam, Ka, Ku, linear and circular polarization, Potters Horn, TWTA, and bent-pipe. Can read find and read FCC documents. Know that TV stations are in the FCC Media Bureau and Satellite and Earth stations are in the International Bureau. Can diagnose a cable issue between dish and switch simply by knowing which transponders are missing... (After 3 tech's shake their head and give up.) Have 3 job offers (or more) to be an installer... Know the leasing arrangement for 72.5° for DIRECTV Can name at least 4 heavy lift satellite launchers who can launch Boeing 702 bus spacecraft to Geo orbit. I'd better stop or I'll scare myself.