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Indoor antennas can be built for <$10. Several designs even outperform the store bought antennas.
DIY Antenna Designs
|Stealth Hawk||The design is rather straight forward and really, all you need are your hands to bend and shape the copper wire into the design||Details|
|PennyLoop||The Pennyloop UHF antenna offers high performance in a very simple and cost effective design. It is also a very compact design lending itself well to a variety of mounting options and locations inside and outside. O||Details|
|Bowtie Coat Hanger Antenna||Build your own digital TV antenna from wire hangers, a piece of wood and some pipe.||Details|
|Gray-Hoverman||Little more complicated with the bends. (To be tested)|
Use proven engineered antenna designs. All the calculations have been done for the best reception.
Coke can, paperclip, random length of wire attached to coax may work for a few channels.
We have built many of the DIY designs. They do work. If your within <20 miles of your local towers, save a few dollars by building one with available parts around the house. Consider cost if you need to buy parts (wire, connectors, coax). Cost can and will quickly exceed the price of a store bought antenna.
A very simple to build StealthHawk design. Copper wire is best, but a coat hanger from the closet will work too.