StealthHawkAntenna vs. Bowtie vs. Pennyloop Antennas

Stealth Hawk Antenna vs. Bowtie vs. Pennyloop Antennas

3 popular DIY antennas.  Comparable results to small antennas sold as indoor antennas.

 

The bottom line is that, before you buy any over-the-counter wall-mounted antenna, I would suggest that you test out one of these three antennas first. I would suggest building the Stealth Hawk antenna since it is the simplest to build, needing only one piece of bent wire.

I’ve tested a number of small antennas being sold as indoor antennas.   I find it interesting that when I compare these antennas to my standard bowtie antenna, in my location, they are comparable to the bowtie which can be built for less that $1.

 

Stealth Hawk

Design/Build: https://blog.solidsignal.com/tutorials/stealthhawkantenna-vs-8-bowtie-pennyloop-antennas/

The Stealth Hawk Antenna is made from a single 60” (5’) long piece of wire.

 

PennyLoop

Design/Build: http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Pennyloop-UHF-Antenna/

#6 gauge bare copper wire (2 lengths of 28″-28 1/2″)

 

BowTie

Design/Build: https://www.azega.com/diy-hdtv-tv-antenna-bowtie/

13 feet of 12 gauge Electrical wire