I actually built one like this, but I also had some wire racks from discarded wire shelving at work. I made a spacer and stuck those on the back as a reflector. This was at a time when my wife wasn't placing very high importance on receiving HD. We still had the SD satellite service but I had the new 42" plasma and it was KILLING me to not be watching HD on it. I walked into my living room with this ... hehehe.... really ugly... piece of ..... antenna. I hooked it up while my wife was gardening or something. Scanned channels and WOW! .... the awesomeness of your first HD.....
Anyways she comes in and says, "What's that?" with a rather accusing tone. So I says, "Why it's an HD antenna!" says I. She says, "Where is it going?"
"Well", I said, stroking my chin a bit thoughtfully, "I'm guessing it will go right here up on the wall for best reception. It wouldn't last very long outside."
"Oh I don't THINK so!" she says. "I think you better go get one that can go outside."
And that's the story of how cparker got his wife to say it was ok to go out and get a CM4228, a couple of mast sections, standoffs, cable ..... heheheh
And we have HD!
but these homemade antenna really do work amazingly well if you are neat and as accurate as you can be.... considering what you're working with. I still have that antenna someplace.
Have FUN! ... C'mon.... it's only TV
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