BigJigDad Cuba: Must watch the second part of this video here: The BEST DIY Antenna for
HDTV !!! 2nd PART
Jeff clark: If it works so well, why the comical additions? Looking elsewhere.
Mike J Baron: Very entertaining! Nicely done!
I remember years ago when some cars would have a wire coat hanger inserted
in the broken antenna mast...because it worked! It just goes to show you,
almost anything works. So much for the retail antennas with gimmicks that
sell for $20 to $60!
Is there any good reason why you reproduced the old "bow tie" shape here?
Would two rectangles produce the same results? Is there something about
"triangles" that makes for better reception? I'm curious. Actually, you
removed the two triangles, so the remaining material around the triangles
is what is receiving the signal, correct? Why did you do this?
HumansAreWe: Thank you BigJig. Very thrifty practices. Its what makes life easier!
T Miller: I really can't believe it worked! I got a tin for Christmas and made this
antenna in a half an hour. The channels that really came in, came in Great.
The auto set up caught about 40 channels but only half held good reception.
So, I had various success overall but I got about 20 great channels.
Rob C: I built this thing and it does work. I pull in stations around 27 to 35
miles away. I do have to adjust it based on what I want to watch.
jasneskis: One problem. Most people have a hammer, screw driver, nose pliers with
wire cutter, coat hangers, piece of wood. Most people don't have
Dremel Tool, sodar iron or cookie tin top. Biscuit tin small size great.
Unfortunately, store bought antennas don't work.
Rosalie Barrington: I didn't mind the background music, everyone has different tastes, and
besides there is a mute button, I was more interested in the information,
and you did a good job showing how to make this antenna, so Thank You for
James walker: Oh hell I went out and bought a can of biscuits, not a COOKIE tin.
Chris Hoover: just made it today and it is great!!!! now I receive 7 stations in stead
of two and the reception is great!! thanks a lot keep up the good work!!
akush55: gee digital signal only good for 35 mi then it drop off like a brick
DAVID ALAN JONES RIDGE: Uh, he did not show how he connected to the TV on the back.
EndlessMike8: 75 miles north of downtown Atlanta and I hit 70 channels with this(4
Korean channels-go figure). 1st OTA scan I've done so nothing to compare it
to yet. Will try some other setups and also moving it to the window. I sit
in a perfect location to get signals but this still was better than
AhiskaGuli2012: works Good On My TV Lol Tnx
farber2: there is a volume knob. or slider or whatever.
Zimba9810: could this be made with aluminum foil instead of a tin can?
Hurricane Floyd: Nice antenna but the quad designs made with wire can pick up better
ELEV3NBRAVO: Built this antenna today and now I'm pulling 17 channels. Most are really
super clear and that's pointing at my local tower, about 20 miles away. I'm
surprised it worked to be honest, but now I'm a believer! Now onto pull
those stations 50+ miles away!
Gord4well: Just wondering, it looks like you used the large part of the cookie tin and
cut it down to half inch. Why not just use the lid? I am in a very poor
area... a valley and minimal towers. Looking forward to trying this.
Tucci's ears: This actually worked! Amazing. Thanks.
5argeTech: Big Question? How far are you from the broadcast antennas!! Gotta know
before I destroy my cookie tin :)
tankura: *+* Thank U
Lila Inglis: I have to agree yours is the best!
rolloverriderpgr: If you can crimp a regular rg-59 fitting on the cable you can just screw
the cable to the antenna in plug on the TV or recorder. The transformer is
for "slightly" older TVs! LOL! You know the ones with screws on the back
for the antennas to attach to! I was a CATV installer in the late 70s when
CATV was being figured out or when HBO and Showtime came out! That was a
marco22560: just punch a couple of holes and use plastic tie wraps to hold cable in
BigJigDad Cuba: Thanks!!...
BigJigDad Cuba: .·:*¨¨*:·.Good Idea!.·:*¨¨*:·..
BigJigDad Cuba: Yes I did...thank you!!...
Dan Musicant: Ah, good to know. The window in the room with my converter box is pointing
in the wrong direction. I'll find a place in the attic where I can mount it
pointed at Sutro Tower, where the main antenna is for the main local
stations (networks). Will try to avoid metallic objects., but a big wall or
two and the roof can't be avoided in the attic. Hopefully, the signals will
BigJigDad Cuba: Hi, if you want you can use the lid with the same result...thanks
dietermoreno: That's because I think this is one of those "indoor antennas" that is only
for if you live about 10 miles away from the transmitter.
WX9DX: Just a couple of Questions:) 1st Thanks for the video and a cool antenna.
How does your design compair to a folded dipole in gain If I may ask:) Also
have you tried to see what the polarity of the antenna really is. It looks
like it might be very good for the polarity shift that happens to these
frequencies. Seems that this antenna would have a large bandwidth at these
frequencies also. Great simple project, good design. Jimmy, ARRL TC, WX9DX
juancho zobel: ONE THING I HAVE NOTICED WITH THIS ANTENNA, IT DO HAVE GAPS AT THE 2 POLES
OF THE CABLE AT THE CENTER OF THE TIN WHERE THE CABLE IS FIXED ON, BUT
NOTICE THAT THE RIM OF THE ROUND TIN HAS NO GAP.. HOW CAN THIS WORK
PROPERLY???? ITS JUST LIKE CONNECTING THE 2 POLES OF THE CABLE TOGETHER..
n1vca: Thanks for the video - odd and funny idea. I am still struggling with the
antenna concept ... it reminds me of a two dimensional biconical antenna
and a slot antenna ... what polarization does it have? Do you have any
formula to try this at different frequency band? Have you ever measured
this thing in terms of radiation pattern?
BigJigDad Cuba: Electronic Engineer from Russia, I mean, I studied in Russia, in Rostov Na
david lee: i'm going to try this. i've been making compact antennas for everything
"stealth" for decades and can see why this probably works decently. i have
ideas to improve its gain and backside rejection without a big penalty in
depth AND to improve it's low freq bandwidth to accommodate VHF HDTV if
needed, which is relevant to the person asking about the 10" tin cover.
i'll say it's not the ugliest thing i've seen proposed. now i have to think
of what cookies to buy!
Luca Olivetti: How does it compare to a fractal antenna? (just asking, I didn't try to
build any yet).
BigJigDad Cuba: .·:*¨¨*:·.THANKS!.·:*¨¨*:·.
BigJigDad Cuba: One Thousand THANKS!!...
BigJigDad Cuba: .·:*¨¨*:·.THANKS!.·:*¨¨*:·..
SonofGodly: your right, I went to Netflix 8.00$ a month and I got lots to choose from
and redbox down the street for newer movies for just 1$,,thats as cheap as
it gets,I dont watch commercials anymore.
kazuya clavio: does it work when a fat tv
jpavlekovich: for those that this works for ,,,,,,about how far away are you from the
broadcast towers ?
BigJigDad Cuba: The direction matters...the antenna must be directed to the TV stations and
to be positioned as far as possible of the metallic objects. (pipes, etc)
Infinitiely: Thanks, I will make one this weekend :)
BigJigDad Cuba: Yes it does...this antenna is directional, that means that you need to
point it to the direction of the signals (where the signals come)...
gpavid59: thanks bigjigdad,thats cool
Carl Ber: Does it matter what direction it's pointing in?
Ric Ornelas: More channels than my amplified attic one, that's nuts.. Thanks
Wang Rui: Fanatics! I am currently working on a project of designing an antenna to
receive 433MHz signal.I am so impressed that I want to try your scheme!!! I
am curious about why you cut off two triangles with clearance of 1/4 inch.
And why the diameter of the hole drilled is also 1/4 inch? Thanks a lot!!!