Introduction: Way Powerful DIY Stainless Steel HDTV Antenna
This antenna is very makeshift however it works great. What I did was took a old air purifier and solved a TV signal problem. So I hacked a Oreck Air purifier to a excellent HDTV antenna. I made it out of parts I had laying around my house it has a total of 2 main things to make it work. I know it isn't as cheap as the aluminum foil and cardboard antennas however, those are often shady when it comes to working correctly. I recently challenged my dad saying I could build a HDTV antenna for under $5 bucks in less than 20 minutes that works better than his $50 antenna. The antenna he is using is the Winegard FlatWave Amped Indoor HDTV Antenna. It works ok but not great. He picks up about 23 HD Channels and 2 non-HD without the foreign language, and shopping channels, with my antenna, I am picking up 31 HD Channels and 5 non-HD channels without the foreign language, and shopping channels. To test this we placed the antennas in the same spot for each of them and counted the channels. Let me add that my dads antenna is made with silver and my antenna is made of stainless steel. With a super short amount of research (which I doubt is true) but, I found that Stainless steel is able to pick up 8X more TV Waves than Silver according to yahoo answers but what ever! It works! Also to make my dad's antenna complicated it needs a signal amplifier to work properly. My design doesn't need a amplifier. I am wondering what would happen if I put a TV signal amplifier on mine! So let me now tell you how to make this cool antenna.