[SATLUG] OT: Built my own DTV antenna

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Apr 27 09:25:27 CDT 2009


> From: Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT: Built my own DTV antenna
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009, 3:54 PM
> 
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >> Luckily I had all the parts. About the only thing you'll have to
> buy
> >> is a 75 ohm balun. Here's a pic. Its pretty ghetto but works
> >> surprisingly well:
> >>
> >> http://mann.uthscsa.edu/images/dtv-antenna.jpg
> >
> > That's cool. =A0Do you use it a ground level or is it on an upper
> floor?
> 
> Right now its just propped up against the wall on top of my subwoofer.
> When the Talladega race is over I'm going to hook up my tone meter and
> try to see if I can't improve the antenna signal. I do get a picture
> perfect 10 channels, however I still haven't been able to lock onto
> WOAI or KLRN.
> 

I have my converter box hooked to a 15 year old analog roof antenna 
and get 26 DTV channels on all of our sets. KLRN comes in with 3 sub channels.
I also get a bunch of spanish language channels, and several religious
channels. KLRN sometimes doesn't come in very strong, depending on weather.

-b.


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