[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 20:39:08 EDT 2014


Congratulations on dumping Rogers!  I'm 4/5 of the way through dumping Bell
myself.  It's a great feeling, isn't it?




On 27 April 2014 19:41, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> 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!
>
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:34 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>
>> Following up on an old thread ...
>>
>> If you want to try an inexpensive and compact TV antenna that gets you
>> a few channels, then consider this Philips antenna, which is amplified.
>>
>> It is at Walmart for $53
>>
>>
>> http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/sdv8622t27-philips-digital-tv-antenna/6000060459300
>>
>> Hanging it up from a 2nd floor window gets me the following channels
>> consistently:
>>
>> Real Virtual Call Sign Network
>> 17   6       CIII      Global
>> 13   13      CKCO      CTV
>> 15   11      CHCH      from Hamilton
>> 28   28      CICO      TVO
>> 36   36      CITS      from Hamilton
>>
>> The following channels come in occasionally, depending on positioning
>> and not very inconsistent. Probably better positioning will do the trick.
>>
>> 35   ??      CHCJ      CTV Barrie
>> 20   ??      CBLT      CBC Toronto
>>
>> The quest continues ...
>>
>
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