[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna
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
> 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
> 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.
> 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
>> Hanging it up from a 2nd floor window gets me the following channels
>> 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 ...
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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