[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 20:36:07 EDT 2014


Good work, Khalid!


On 14 March 2014 16:06, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> Third test for today:
>
> Bought the Wineguard FL5500A amplified flat antenna for $150 plus tax from
> The Source.
>
> Tested it and it brings in exactly the 3 channels that the pie dish
> antenna did (2 x Global, and CKCO).
>
> I am returning it now.
>
> So, that does it for internal antennas: amplified or not, home made or
> not, free or expensive, they are all the same, no difference for my
> specific location and obstacles.
>
> Go ahead and try that pie dish antenna, it is really simple, no soldering,
> and requires no parts other than a couple of meters of coaxial cable, and
> the plug on it. It will give you a baseline on what you can get.
>
> Will wait after the thaw to explore external antennas.
>
> Over and out ...
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> So, I created this one with an 8 inch outer rim, without a matching
>> transformer.
>>
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIpGUb5wsNg
>>
>> It picks the same channels (Global HD ch6-1, Global SD ch6-2, CKCO HD
>> ch13-1). That is when it is facing east-ish. If it faces south, then TVO
>> (ch28-1) can be picked but poorly, and intermittently.
>>
>> This confirms unsolicited's findings.
>>
>> Next on to amplified antennas.
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