Digital TV Coat Hanger Antennaby John Park
as seen on Make:
Rabbit ears are for rabbits, not digital televisions. In this project, we’ll show you how to build your own digital TV antenna from wire hangers, a piece of wood and some pipe.
Television antennas are comprised of a series of metal rods cut to exact lengths and positioned so they receive a particular television frequency.
The following design was invented in the 1960s by an engineer named Doyt Hoverman. It is particularly sensitive in the UHF frequency range, the same range used for the majority of digital television transmissions.
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