[kwlug-disc] Home made indoor TV Antenna
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:
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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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