Did we find ALIEN technology inside this paper thin antenna? No. Rare earth metals? No.
My HDTV flat antenna was peeling apart. Out of curiosity, I peeled it back further and held it up to backlit window to reveal the internal antenna pattern. Looks like a simple HDTV antenna found on various DIY HDTV internet sites. The “good stuff” must be in the connector. Appears to be a simple balun (matching transformer).
|HDTV antenna pattern||Inside connector|
I do agree with the experts. Unless you use a known DIY HDTV pattern or understand antenna signal/wave theory, your wasting your time. But, I have a pattern to trace.
DIY HDTV antenna:
The DIY performed just as well as the official ~$30 store bought flat antenna. However, the store bought one does look better on the wall.