Over-the-Air

Check•Build/Buy•Scan | Over-the-Air

For broadcast towers < 20 miles from your home, a simple indoor antenna may be all you need to receive 60+ channels. STEP 1: Check for local channels in your area Q: Indoor antenna?  What are we looking for? A: Broadcast towers <20 miles from your …

5 BEST DTV Reception Maps | Signal Maps

Q: How do I find out which channels I can get with an OTA Antenna? Before buying or building a DIY antenna, check for broadcast TV towers in your area. We have found and listed several good FREE online tools for checking by zipcode. Android Apps …

DIY Coat Hanger Antenna | Bowtie

DIY Coat Hanger Antenna A very popular DIY design. Simple to make with materials around the house and it works as long as you don’t care about ugly & big. It does work.  This design is also utilized in my hobby/amateur radio groups. Go with the …

Pennyloop UHF Antenna | TOP DIY Antenna

Save $$$ with this $5 /5min DIY Antenna. Without going into design theory, this quick build does the job without spending $50. I was able to get 26+ channels from parts from the garage. Comparable to my $50 indoor flat antenna. Results: All 26+ channels in …

DIY Bare Wire | Coax | Dipole Antenna

DIY Bare Wire Indoor Antenna DIY Coax Antenna DIY Dipole Antenna Will this work? YES.  If your really close (<10 miles) to the broadcast towers, you can make a surprisingly good digital TV antenna out of coax cable. Materials used: Any junk coax as you will …

DIY Gray-Hoverman Indoor Antenna

An easy to build Gray Hoverman HDTV antenna Frequently mentioned in many of the amateur, hobby, expert  Radio & TV forums/groups.  Many have built on the original patent expired design. Doyt R. Hoverman received patents US2918672A and US3148371A for UHF television antenna design.  These patents have …