How to make a low cost DIY HDTV antenna and watch free HD channels over the air

Did you know that you can get free HD channels over the air(OTA)?

All you have to do is build your own diy hd antenna for only a few dollars. This is a fun little project that won't burn a hole through your wallet and it will take about an hour of your time.

Follow these simple steps on how to build a HDTV antenna.


retroman80s | 2009-02-17 12:51:30 PM | 66813 views
  • 2 foil trays
  • 4 wire coat hangers
  • 10 screws
  • 10 washers
  • Wires
  • 75ohm transformer
  • 4 foot long piece of wood
  • TV Cable
  • Take the coat hangers, cut off the area where they twisted the coat hanger wire

  • Straighten out the coat hanger wire with some pliers

  • Measure 14 inches and cut the wire

  • Using sand paper sand the center of the 14 inch wire until you see metal

  • Bend the 14 inch wire into a V shape

  • Use a screw and washer to screw down each V shape wire

  • Take the transformer and screw it into the centre of the antenna

  • Take the insulated wires and wire it according to the diagram (see hd antenna pictures below)

  • Connect your cable to your HDTV and Antenna

  • Move antenna near window facing south east (somewhere between the CN tower and Buffalo)

  • Turn on HDTV and perform a channel scan ( you may need tweet the to position the antenna to get better signals or channels)

  • Once the channel scan is completed, kick back and relax and enjoy your free hd digital channels.

HDTV Antenna
    DIY HDTV Antenna Diagram

    Close Up


    Scanning Channels


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