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Author Topic: Coat Hanger HDTV Antenna!  (Read 1424 times)
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« on: Jan 31 2009 04:23:11 »

You have to check this out.

Here is how to make a working HDTV antenna from coat hangers.

Step by step video instruction on You Tube.

Anybody can do this and it works really well - better than some store bought!

Check it out and if you build it let us know how well it works.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQhlmJTMzw


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 31 2009 05:11:54 »

Can you believe that I dont have a single wire coat hanger?

My wife got rid of them all and all we have is plastic coat hangers now.


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« Reply #2 on: Feb 01 2009 06:20:50 »

try using any stiff piece of steel wire,even an couple of pieces of old broken tv antenna will work.construct yourself an  simple dipole antenna by cutting off about 30-31 inches of  tubing one side will be the center connection and the other side goes  to the outter sheid..this is the grounded side.I tried using one of these and it worked better than just an rabbit ear type   antenna but dont expect to much after all it isnt much on gain.Did the wife get rid of the curtain rods they"ll work just in case you dont have any broken tv antennas around.Let me know if you give this an try.Wayne 
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 19 2009 08:00:40 »

I built one of these a few weeks ago - it works well but it is actually an old UHF design. So the channels that ride in on VHF (2-13) frequency don't come in too well.

There are also a couple of examples with a reflector. From what I read it has better gain but is directional then, and needs to be aimed. Probably better off with an omni-directional for this kind of project.
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 09 2009 02:49:47 »

Cool idea. I might try this this summer.
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 14 2009 07:14:48 »

I tried viewing this again & the video is running real hurky-jerky. I'm going to try with my daughter's faster laptop. It would be nice if someone could post some written directions for this project.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 14 2009 08:56:55 »

good will has plenty of hangers
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