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ChuckDynasty
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# Posted: 3 Jun 2018 08:58
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DIY antenna

https://sites.google.com/site/maycreates/ota-setup/my-sbgh

I made a very simple version with no frame and no mesh backing.

The copper wire cost me $10 at HD, and I had the balum.

The very first pic shows the zig-zag wire...I used a 1x4 pine board and attached the 2 zig-zag sections to the board. I have it mounted in my attic so no wind...frame not needed and decided to try without the backing and I found I didn't need it.

I get 20+ channels up to 30 miles out and one occasionally 60 miles out.

Cheap and easy to make to see if it works for your situation.

creeky
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# Posted: 4 Jun 2018 13:14 - Edited by: creeky
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Wow. That light worked out great. .3a load. That's hilarious.

I've really struggled with outdoor lighting. Not with the installation but with the philosophical "need".

Every year I add a little more. But I like walking in the dark.

The lawn feels wet, dew covered and cool as I stroll to the washroom. I hear the critters rustle in the bushes. See the stars shine above me. Smell the yellow lilies. Its pretty good.

The darkness adds a mystery that someone increases my joy and connection to the world around me. Maybe its because my sight is limited and my sense of touch and smell are increased. I don't know.

With the advent of the girlfriend I've put lights out so she doesn't have to stumble in the dark.

Now I might have to build a couple of those antennae. The gf also loves to watch TV. I found that link Chuck put up pretty neat. Something cool about seeing the progression of his test and build cycles.

Wilbour
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# Posted: 7 Jun 2018 21:14
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Can it get any better? Fleetwood Mac on TV. dog at my feet. Bag of chips in hand. And.....

Totally powered by Solar!

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NorthwoodsGuy
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# Posted: 8 Jun 2018 11:32
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Quoting: Wilbour
Can it get any better? Fleetwood Mac on TV. dog at my feet. Bag of chips in hand. And.....

Totally powered by Solar!


Awesome! Doesn't it feel amazing?

creeky
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# Posted: 8 Jun 2018 21:38
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Let the sunshine in!

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