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  1. silentgarth

    Need Advice on OTA Antenna

    This is very close to the type I built. Mine has 4 sets of bow ties ( pic has 6 sets). I got a scrap piece of wood from work ( I work a Lowes) . And for the connetors in between the bowties I used copper wire I stripped from a lamp cord! All it cost me was about $3-4 for the blan.
  2. silentgarth

    Need Advice on OTA Antenna

    Well I just built my own antenna. It cost me about $4.00 for the blaun. Had the rest of the stuff laying around. Hooked it up to the 722 and did a scan and picked up 16 channels!!!!!! All of them are above 70% signal strength( The three I wanted are in the 98- 100% range). And the antenna...
  3. silentgarth

    Need Advice on OTA Antenna

    Ok. I just got my VIP 722 about 3 hours ago. Man is that HD picture cool. Now I'm on the hunt for wire coat hangers LOL !!
  4. silentgarth

    Need Advice on OTA Antenna

    Will these homemade OTA work after the Feb. change over?
  5. silentgarth

    Need Advice on OTA Antenna

    I could put something on the roof. Just trying to avoid it if possible. And really the only duct work is the duct for the chimney. And I would have the antenna about 6-8 feet away from it. Would the C1 form Antennas Direct be a better choice. I was also looking at the Philips Mant950. Edit...
  6. silentgarth

    Need Advice on OTA Antenna

    Also after the Feb. switch two of the channels will be VHF HI and the rest UHF.
  7. silentgarth

    Need Advice on OTA Antenna

    I am getting E* on Monday (18th)( HD package) I would like to hook a antenna to it to get my locals in HD. I have read just about every post in this section and would like some ideas. My zip code is 46060. According to TvFool the farthest tower from me that I care to get is ~17miles. And the...
  8. silentgarth

    Noob with ??'s

    Thanks!! Not getting that one station is no big deal. Get it on the dish. Just after the HD stuff right now.
  9. silentgarth

    Noob with ??'s

    Went to TVfool and put in my zip ( 46060) . The stations I want to get are 6 -wrtv, 8 -wish, 13 -wthr, 59 -wxin. The farthest is about 17miles. These are all local Indianapolis stations. I have been looking at either the Philips mant940 or the mant950. I can get both from the place I work. The...
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