The BEST DIY Antenna For HDTV !!!...




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blinko656: Im not sure did you sauter the shield right below where you attached (sauter) the copper center wire? Mike Sacramnto

wingnut4427: Questions. 1st where do you live ? 2nd. Did you use an amplifier ? I just purchased a LAVA 8008. I live in Williamston S.C. close to a mountain range & at times I get signals out of Atlanta. It's about 130 miles away. I was considering making another antenna as an experiment & I was looking for information.

blinko656: I just used three thin aluminum fence ties about 14 inches long. Sautered them and put the copper lead to it and it worked, Yours is mo better. :)

Gašper Trbanc: Anteno je treba usmiriti Če čš jmt več slovenskih jo morš obrnit prot nanosi 

John Gil: This is an antenna that we can look at it either as a slot bowtie antenna or as a circular loop with a delta matching. It works 50-50 but it is too directional. If we fit a reflector about 6 to 8 cm away it will work better. However, a small quad or delta antenna made with a 40 to 42 cm copper wire (2 to 3mm diameter) will outperform this antenna.

Thomas McCabe: Love it but... ( there is always one) I used the tin cover ( it already has a 1/2 " lip)and cut the triangles with a box cutter using a guide. I soldered two brackets. One to hold the cable and the other to attach the shield. I drilled a small hole for the copper wire and soldered that to the upper triangle. This antenna is fantastic. Placed it on the kitchen counter. DW covered it with a cutting board and it still works great. · 

Assyria Jilu: does this work in canada thx

BigJigDad Cuba: Must watch the second part of this video here: The BEST DIY Antenna for HDTV !!! 2nd PART 

The Family: I didn't have a solder gun, but i had the other items. Made it in about 10 minutes using elect tape instead and went from 3 channels to 24 channels. After going through two $20.00 Walmart brands, Thank you so much!!! 

jawdrummer1282: Where did you find the music?

Mia FL: Eres un caballo!

Wayne Burbage: Cool jam. Nice design.

Chris Sengxaylaor: I give this video 1,000,000 stars!!! I watched it, made it and it work 300x better then the one I paid $50 for at Wal-Mart! Great job!!

telosfd: Am not eating cookies!!!!!!!

alberto garcia: I like it 

Agent 86: I was looking online for a way to make an antenna for my clients and ran across this one. Great video. I sell TV boxes that give the premium cable channels but need an antenna for live local channels. Id like to design my own antenna. Could you help me understand what i might need? I'm in the Miami area. just look me up on Google maps. Get smart media worldwide. or online 1smarttvbox.com Thanks

chihuahua verde: Thanks for the instructional video. I have been thinking about forming chickenwire along my roof up in my attic, basically forming a giant antenna inside. Anyone ever hear of something like this? Seems like theres something to that acute angle you cut out. Looks like most of the antennas have that which a chickenwire mesh would not.

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.

pimpoutathome: Great song 

george hernandez: Thanks for posting. i have been testing out other DIY antenna designs. I look forward to comparing the results... 

Thomas Jones: Does this need a ground wire?

gary b: not one ch in my area 16201

scott george: vhf & uhf reception elements are different, correct? which is this for? i'm assuming uhf but not sure... sgeorge92880@gmail.com

Biggstile Bass: What's this song or band? I love it.

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 sharing!

Wes Gordon: BigJigDad you mention making an array could you give more info on how that would be done and would look like???

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!!

William Schmaltz: This worked great. I built mine out of the bottom of a coffee can. Thank! Now I can watch Vikings football.

dseldown: I liked the music though, not really sure about the design though!!

Raymond Rysdyk: lol

Greg Hamm: You neglected to show us the most important part, as to wether the bottom solder connection in the center is attached to the center pin of the coax cable also, or the braid/foil ground part only.

HumansAreWe: Thank you BigJig. Very thrifty practices. Its what makes life easier!

James walker: Oh hell I went out and bought a can of biscuits, not a COOKIE tin.

farber2: there is a volume knob. or slider or whatever.

5argeTech: Big Question? How far are you from the broadcast antennas!! Gotta know before I destroy my cookie tin :)

Janos A. Galantai: Thanks m8, I was pretty skeptic, so I made it. And it's WORKING WELL! I can catch all of channel what's broadcasting in my country :) http://s8.postimg.org/tot7vocx1/IMG_0216.jpg

Zimba9810: could this be made with aluminum foil instead of a tin can?

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! QUESTION: 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? 

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. 

AhiskaGuli2012: works Good On My TV Lol Tnx

marco a vinas: se ve suave. primero tengo que vaciar la caja de galletas, mmm

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 expected.

akush55: gee digital signal only good for 35 mi then it drop off like a brick

Hurricane Floyd: Nice antenna but the quad designs made with wire can pick up better signals.

tankura: *+* Thank U

Jeff Clark: If it works so well, why the comical additions? Looking elsewhere.

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. Thanks.

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!

Tucci's ears: This actually worked! Amazing. Thanks.
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