[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Tue May 13 12:34:41 EDT 2014


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William offers:
> I've got compression ends, tools, and rubber cover, so I can bring 
> them for demo if you want.

It sure seems like there's enough interest to have a presentation on
antennas and build-your-own hardware and radio/TV signal propagation.
While I'm not planning on building an antenna, I'd love to see what
and how others have done it.

And while we're on the off-topic of non-linuxy hardware, there's
enough interest in VOIP for a presentation too. I'd love to hear what
tools and utilities are available from providers, and what some people
have done with their own setups. Call forwarding? Individual lines for
each room in the house? Cell phone integration?  Should make for an
interesting evening.

- --Bob.



On 14-05-13 02:58 AM, William Park wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 02:49:55AM -0400, William Park wrote:
>> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 10:17:16PM -0400, John Johnson wrote:
>>> Very good Paul G. You showed that - with the correct set of 
>>> tools and technique - it is possible to make ones own cables. 
>>> In addition you showed that some commercially supplied cables 
>>> are junk.
>>> 
>>> In any case, fitting RF cables and connectors is not an easy 
>>> thing to do as more is at play here than simple electrical 
>>> connectivity.
>>> 
>>> /no_sarcasm_intended_or_implied (just in case)
>>> 
>>> JohnJ
>> 
>> You have to be careful with words here, since you're talking to 
>> antenna newbies...
>> 
>> First, you don't "make" own cables.  You buy RG6 cable, cut to 
>> length, and then put on compression ends.  You need tools, of 
>> course, but they are not expensive.  Second, weatherproofing 
>> usually means rubber cover which goes onto the cable before the 
>> end (otherwise it won't fit).
>> 
>> I've got compression ends, tools, and rubber cover, so I can 
>> bring them for demo if you want. -- William
> 
> Oops, sorry... I am repeating what you and the previous poster are
>  saying.  Long drive from Peterborough.  Good night.
> 
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