[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Tue May 13 13:30:29 EDT 2014


I still want to see the video of Khalid on the roof...

By this time tomorrow, if all goes according to plan, I will be Ooma-ized
and the Bell home number will be ported over.  I don't know enough about
VoIP to do a presentation but I could jot down some notes on my
"conversion" to share with the rest of the class.



On 13 May 2014 12:34, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
>
> 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.
> >
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.14 (GNU/Linux)
> Comment: Ensure confidentiality, authenticity, non-repudiability
> Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/
>
> iEYEARECAAYFAlNySZ8ACgkQuRKJsNLM5eosjgCgxvlODdXjRxyvczfCKYBZVcyb
> dloAn2S6hMM8ZFrEb4vxwmVZ8I2uqlse
> =clj9
> -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> kwlug-disc mailing list
> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20140513/051e8ac1/attachment.html>


More information about the kwlug-disc mailing list