Made a new and better antennae out of a pop can this weekend.

rt1

DTVUSA Member
#1
i have a pop can split into two with 18 guage wire then plugged into the antennae coax spot.
I get 27 channels, great reception and super crisp and clear.

I think i'm going to make one for my dad and see what i can pull in from his location.
I have a feeling i need a amplifier for his sight.

But i'm looking at the RCA 1251 ANT......anyone have any reviews on this ?
 

rt1

DTVUSA Member
#3
http://supertrickz.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-build-tv-antenna-from-beer-can_7940.html

Guys there are a bunch of video's on you tube to do it. but i attached a site that will give you an idea. All i did was get some wire cutters or tin cutter... and cut a can in half long ways. i drill really small holes in the bottom of the split can. I then cut an appropriate amount of length from 18 gauge wire and screwed the wire with a washer as well into each hole (two holes, one for each split portion. You should only have 2 halves from a one split can) For as high as i wanted to get the cans up in my house i actually cut two 8 ft. long wire attached them to the split can halves. I then connect the two wires together and push the wire into the back of the tv where the TV ANT. would go. I then put the cans up high on a shelf or ledge and make sure there about 1 foot apart (experiment with that though) It's easy to make and it works quite well...and it really doesn't cost a thing. I have the antenna up high and hidden in front of a flower arrangement that my wife has. Just to clarify....this is pretty close to how i did it. Once you start into it you might have your own way of doing it. I don't think you can go wrong with either way. Look on you tube...there are all kinds of ideas. Do you have a piece of aluminum under a pizza that you just got.....try two of those in a split fashion like the aluminum can....?? seen that as well. - See more at: http://www.dtvusaforum.com/dtv-hdtv...v-antenna-better-than-another.html#post138598
 
#5
That is a far different location then the TV fool report you posted back in April. At the location of the report posted back in April I'd say the pop can or other small antennas would have a pretty good chance of working.
http://www.dtvusaforum.com/antenna-...-antennae-likely-roku-similar.html#post122965
A small indoor antenna would not be likely to work at the location of the TV fool report you just posted. Several miles and a couple of hills difference can make a big change in the TV signals available, and the type of antenna required to receive them.
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
#6
Your dad is going to need a large all channel antenna pointed north. That is, unless he doesn't care about PBS. Then he could use one of the higher gain VHF-high/UHF antennas.
 
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rt1

DTVUSA Member
#7
That is a far different location then the TV fool report you posted back in April. At the location of the report posted back in April I'd say the pop can or other small antennas would have a pretty good chance of working.
http://www.dtvusaforum.com/antenna-...-antennae-likely-roku-similar.html#post122965
A small indoor antenna would not be likely to work at the location of the TV fool report you just posted. Several miles and a couple of hills difference can make a big change in the TV signals available, and the type of antenna required to receive them.

Yah the last report that was posted is from my dads address.
Here is mine :http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id=d243963e1fa2ff
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#8
Your dad is going to need a large all channel antenna pointed north. That is, unless he doesn't care about PBS. Then he could use one of the higher gain VHF-high/UHF antennas.
Antennas for VHF-lo are big. Channel 5 PBS may come in on a VHF-hi/ UHF combo, it's a really strong signal. But no guarantees there. Also, If your dad has broadband internet, he could watch PBS online free, on a computer or with a Roku and the PBS channel installed.
 
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