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building my own tv antenna

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I'm mad, I'm very mad, I prefer not to pay a cable bill of 150 a month for mediacom so I use century link to stream tv sine I pay 45 a month for internet anyway

But I like the local news from va or Greenville either one, which requires either cable or an antenna, enter a new digital tv antenna I didn't know I could use the HUGE old one that was already on a pole that weighed 130 lbs with nothing more than a 75-300 ohm adapter, so I cut it down last year when we moved in, and installed one like I had in Va I don't remember what kind it was but it was sold at Roses and it was supposed to have a 120 mile range, I know better, but it picked up what I wanted to watch so it was good then I broke the little white cable and it didn't work, I twisted the wires together and it worked just not as good I paid 20 for it, it needed replaced, we went to scotlandNeck and looked in Roses, Maxway, in walmart in Ahoskie, Roanoke Rapids, Murfreesboro and didnt; find anything except a window sticker antenna, so we ordered a GE pro outdoor antenna (no model # on box) is flat assembles easy..............and I'll be damned if I ever waste another 4 dollars at walmart online and buy another one it says it picks up 70 miles, more like 70 feet. so I have googled " how to build a tv antenna" and I have decided to have a go at it , apparently I can build one that will aim in two directions at ones for about $20, using 1 1/2 inch pvc pips a lot of screws and 6 ga copper wire. If I remember this thread I'll post pictures of the progress as its gonna be a learning curve for me
Date: Jun 19, 2017   


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