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Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake posted 10-24-2009 04:00 PM 2245 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Craftsman on the lake

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10-24-2009 04:00 PM

This isn’t a build for anything woodworking but I thought I’d show my latest build that didn’t include wood. BTW, this is also a very interesting ‘build posting’ site.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Large-DB8-HDTV-Antenna-Big-Bertha/

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.


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Karson

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#1 posted 10-24-2009 04:33 PM

The trees are your antenna?

Nice build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 07:08 PM

Very nice antenna. I hear the wire mesh reflector with bow tie works as a great UHF antenna. I see in your photo you have it in a what looks like a wooded area. Are you are a able to get good reception? I live in a wooded area and cannot get a good HD signal using a pair of VHF rabbit ears. I know rabbit ears are not the best for HD but it works for friends of our that live just a couple blocks away but less wooded, so the receive power is adequate. I don’t want the expense of a UHF antenna if the trees block the signal anyway.

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 07:18 PM

Interesting

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 08:36 PM

Creekwoodworker: most of my channels are 30-35 miles away and my goal was for a fringe fox movie channel at 62 miles. I get it. leaves and I’m in a valley so lots of hills. And I haven’t installed the backordered preamplifier yet.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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