[kwlug-disc] What's needed for OTA on a TV cart?

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 02:24:36 EDT 2013


Minimal non-high def tuner boxes are around the 40 dollar range (maybe
less now).  CKCO doesn't really require much in terms of an antenna.
A decent VHF rabbit ear can often do it.  failing that an antenna
costing sub 40 dollars could be stuck in a window to pick up it and
possibly Global as well.

Brent

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 1:25 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> For the TV gurus out there ...
>
> At kwootcfri, K-W Out Of The Cold (kwootc.ca), Friday, we have a (analogue
> tube) TV on a cart. No cable. We play DVD's for the guests each Friday
> night. Corner of King & William, in Waterloo.
>
> What might we need to be able to watch CKCO / news / whatever?
>
> I'm guessing some sort of internal antenna (being on a wheeled cart, nothing
> could be mounted anywhere), and an ATSC tuner.
>
> Being donation and volunteer based, any recommendations for the cheapest /
> cost reasonable / value for reception ability / <stuff> needed?
>
> Although we have wi-fi, I don't believe it would be practical to strap a PC
> to the cart and get content via the internet, but the idea is intriguing. Is
> there <stuff> to be had, out there? (It would have to be fire and forget,
> there's nobody around minding the channel / remote / whatever.)
>
> (If you guess I know little about this topic, you'd be right.)
>
> TIA
>
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