DIY Antennas

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 …

Stealth Hawk | TOP DIY Antenna

A home-built OTA antenna that is small and simple. Save a few $$$ by building your own DIY Stealth Hawk. The StealthHawk is my favorite 1st DIY antenna. Easiest build with solid channels. Done in 5 minutes. Saved a ton of $$$. Comparable to any $50 …

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 …

DIY Fractal Antenna

How to Make a Fractal Antenna This 8″ fractal design was featured in the March 2015 issue of Popular Science Magazine. We gave it a try.  Not recommended as other DIY were easier and performed better. TIPS: Wires must have the right length and position to …