DIY – How to Build Your Own HDTV Antenna and use Direct TV Satellite as Mount!

DIY - How to Build Your Own HDTV Antenna and use Direct TV Satellite as Mount!

DIY - How to Build Your Own HDTV Antenna and use Direct TV Satellite as Mount!

Don’t get the wrong idea here.  The idea is to use an existing Direct TV Satellite as a mount for the HDTV antenna.  This does awfully better than anything you can buy and probably get really good reception with this method.

I got my Tv converter Box (with the Government program Coupon). I hooked up with a regular rabbit ear antenna and although the signal and quality are waaaay better that the analog ones, I couldn’t get all the stations and some where a bit erratic. I went on Google and start looking for HDTV antennas and I found several easy to make DIYs setups, but they can be big and ugly to keep in my living room. So, I build the antenna but and I use an old Direct TV dish mounted in my garage (I don’t have the subscription and I don’t want too), the dish has been in my place since I move, and the best thing, it’s wired to my living room.

via instructables

6 Responses to DIY – How to Build Your Own HDTV Antenna and use Direct TV Satellite as Mount!

  1. tom sheridan says:

    Please tell me the results you got with antenna above, how far you were away from UHF tv stations, what materials for this antenna, etc? thank you.

  2. Mobilemark says:

    Communications antennas for wireless networks, wireless devices, GPS, Cellular, Machine-to-Machine, WiFi, WiMAX, RFID, Telemetry, Remote Monitoring

  3. Mobilemark says:

    Communications antennas for wireless networks, wireless devices, GPS, Cellular, Machine-to-Machine, WiFi, WiMAX, RFID, Telemetry, Remote Monitoring

  4. thomas sheridan says:

    I now live in Mission Viejo about 45 to 55 miles from Mount Wilson where the tv towers are and I need to know how to make a very small yet effective antenna to get UHF tv channels. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

  5. thomas sheridan says:

    I don’t have access to the attic where I live.that antenna looks to be 3 feet tall; 2 feet tall without the wood post.

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