[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Apr 27 20:20:14 EDT 2014


Kewl! Thank you!

What ... no YouTube video of you on the roof! Where's the fun in that!

One little detail ... which way would you say the thing is 'facing'? 
Mostly North, North East, ???

Hmmm. Since there's no video ... pretty sure Paul would be willing to 
find you a meeting spot some time. You could reenact the roof walk ...


On 14-04-27 07:41 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> Followup on followups ...
>
> The latest attempt, and the one I will probably settle on, is this Philips
> antenna.
>
> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/philips-philips-amplified-indoor-outdoor-antenna-sdv8625t-sdv8625t-27/10179331.aspx
>
> It is the same as the one that I tried before, but a little bit bigger, and
> 4 dB more.
>
> It was $40 off, so final price is $50. So, $3 cheaper than its little
> brother (from Philips as well) sold at Walmart.
>
> With it, I can get the following channels, stable and clear.
>
> Real Virtual Call Sign Network
>   20   5       CBLT      CBC Toronto
> 17   6       CIII      Global
> 13   13      CKCO      CTV
> 15   11      CHCH      From Hamilton
> 25   25      CBLTF     CBC Toronto French
> 28   28      CICO      TVO
> 35   35      CHCJ      CTV Barrie
> 36   36      CITS      From Hamilton
>
> The two on and off ones from the other antenna are now coming in clearly,
> and one more (CBC French).
>
> Now, here is the interesting part:
>
> After monkeying around for 3 hours on the roof, including finding ways to
> go up safely, coordinating with the SO for tuning the TV while I move the
> antenna, ...etc. I got the above list, plus a glimpse of CJMT (Omni 2,
> channel 40) but it did not get a consistent picture even.
>
> After the above experiment, on a whim, I said I will experiment by the
> backyard fence. And to my surprise, I got all the above channels clear as
> day!
>
> Here is a picture (with apologies to your neck). Yes, this is a squeeze
> extension you see there, tied with old speaker wire. A temporary setup
> until I buy a mast, proper cable and clamps.
>
> http://i.imgur.com/iBHh0uv.jpg
>
> And no need to worry about driving screws in the roof or the side of the
> house, and easier adjustment if it gets misaligned, ...etc.
>
> Bye bye Rogers!




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