How to Make a DIY Antenna(Free T.V.)

Introduction: How to Make a DIY Antenna(Free T.V.)

You probably wanted to get free T.V. at some point, and this instructable will help you with that!

Step 1: What You Need

Electrical Tape Scissors 2 Jumper Wires Aluminum Foil 2 Paper Plates A Coaxial Cable A T.V.

Step 2: Getting Into the Coax Cable

Take your scissors and cut off one end of the coaxial cable. You should get something like that. Take the wires on the cable and twist them all together.

Step 3: Adding Aluminum Foil to the Plate.

This step is very straight forward, just attach aluminum foil to the plate and secure it on.

Step 4: Attaching Jumper Wires to the Plates

This one is easily done. Just attach the jumper wires to the aluminum foil on the plates.

Step 5: Connection to the T.V.

Now for the good stuff, connecting to the TV and getting the TV stations. You want to tape both dishes to the window, aluminum foil facing out of the window. Then connect the coaxial cable to the TV and switch the setting to antenna in the TV settings and scan for channels. You have TV.

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    6 years ago

    I have a question. Do you connect the wires around the foil to the foil. And then connect that connection to the middle copper wire?


    7 years ago

    Cool, so tip for newbies, do not let the foil, wire or anything metal that is connected to this touch the ground, all of the electricity (channels travel on electricity) will dissapate (go away). But yeah it picked up 69 channels! But my TV decided to save only 28.


    9 years ago

    How many channels does it load?


    Reply 7 years ago

    I picked up 69 channels (without using the window method) and it saved 28!