14 thoughts on “Homemade HD Antenna

  1. now that i bought an 1080p 37in tv i need hd signal. i will nost likely make one like yours. where do you get the convertor?

  2. What are the measurements for your PVC pipe and size and length for your wire? I’m guessing copper wire right? I might be interested in trying this. I’ve roughly made the babbin5 model with copper wire but would like to improve it if not make entirely better one.

  3. Use the specs in the video here on youtube entitled “Better Outside HDTV Antenna”
    This is the video I used to create my antenna. Hope it helps!

  4. Somewhere around 30-40, I think…most of them are really random and I don’t watch. but I get 6 channels that I watch regularly (such as NBC, CBS, ABC, Ion, Fox, and another I can’t remember the name of off the top of my head). I also have a set up to hook my computer to the TV for ESPN3 through Comcast.

  5. I make my own antennas as well,and they work great..on a good night,I can pick up channels from Lexington KY,and I live just north of Dayton Ohio..not sure how many miles away that is,but I know it’s at least a 2 hour drive!….nice video,my friend…cheers!

  6. Watch my simple video, it shows you how to watch tv programs without paying too much to your cable companies honest way unlike other guys out there!

  7. Watch my simple video, it shows you how to watch tv programs without paying too much to your cable companies honest way unlike other guys out there!

  8. hey how about showing how to make this awsome device of yours. im in north dakota and no recieptions at all! and the cable company has is monopolize and charging an arm and leg. thanks!

  9. I used a video here on youtube (I don’t have the link anymore). However, prices on quality HDTV antennas have dropped considerably, so I would recommend buying one. Wineguard and Leaf are both quality antennas and very small in size (check out Amazon, or see if Costco has any if there is one near you). I have actually stopped using my homemade antenna because I was able to get similar reception at a fraction of the space used by the antenna. Hope this helps!

  10. I made the “coat hanger” version of this in less than 2 hours. This was on a night when no one was home and I used Woodford Reserve as a “helper”. If you use coat hangers instead of other copper wire; use the ones coated in lacquer. They are easier to sand down than the painted ones!

  11. Maybe it is ugly but it is still cool, right? There are a couple of variants of this build here on youtube, one is made of brushed aluminum and aother in wood, they are works of Art. I am going to build one like yours, only I think I am going to use T and L shape PVC attachments to make a frame to enclose it and paint it up. Great job man, can’t wait to completely cut the cord!

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