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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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How to build a HDTV Antenna....CHEAP!

I did and it works great... spent $3.50 for the matching transformer... the rest of the supplies I had.

I get 7, 11, 13, 20, 24, 36, 38, and 68

Channel 7 is 60 miles away!!
my store bought one quit so I went here.
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thats a pretty cool looking antenna. Too bad I already bought one a while back.
I would like to build that sometime to see how it compares to my current radio shack one
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Built one of those...didn't work so well for me. All it did was get the wife to give me weird looks.
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Built one of those...didn't work so well for me. All it did was get the wife to give me weird looks.
it works way better than my store bought one ever did.
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Duds did you put yours on a rotor? What is a matching tranformer??
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Didn't say it wouldn't good buddy, just that the area and I guess the way I put mine together didn't. The point more was that my wife gave me a weird look.
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Duds did you put yours on a rotor? What is a matching tranformer??
Matching transformer is a 75 ohm to 300 ohm device. two leads coming out and the coax threads onto the end. cost $3.50

No rotor. Just pointed it to the west towards my local town. I put it up in the garage attic and picked up another Detroit station 60 miles away.

This antennea is better at UHF than VHF. I am unable to get 2, 4 but they are both in Detroit. My locals are 11 , 13 etc.....anyway
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Didn't say it wouldn't good buddy, just that the area and I guess the way I put mine together didn't. The point more was that my wife gave me a weird look.
its all good. my wife thinks I am awesum because it worked and saved money. She loves saving money. lol
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