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Old 10-14-2017, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default New TV Antenna Project Complete!

Well, as I said, I wanted to setup a compact portable TV antenna system. This is what I finally settled on.

1 $29 antenna from Fry's Electronics
2 $0 standoff pipe made from scraps from my awning project and cabinet storage
3 $19 3-section collapsible pole from Amazon
4 $0 Old gutter mount CB antenna clamp that came with Rig.

Antenna assembles with a few wing nuts. It stores after use in small box. Pole stores in lower side compartment.

The antenna is 11 feet high, stable enough for me. It has a motorized rotator to boot! My preliminary test ( I know.... unrealistic, because I am just outside Dallas, Texas) pulled in 68 High Definition digital channels.

Howzatt?!?!??

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Old 10-15-2017, 12:01 AM   #2
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:04 PM   #3
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My preliminary test ( I know.... unrealistic, because I am just outside Dallas, Texas) pulled in 68 High Definition digital channels.
Impressive!

But I'll bet you still sit down, channel surf and say, "There's nothing to watch..."



Seriously, that's a great job and a creative use of materials.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:17 PM   #4
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That is the most Buck Rogers lookin' antenna I've ever seen. I wanna replace the King on my coach with that.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:36 AM   #5
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I gotta have my Judge Judy fellows!

Anybody makes fun of this and I may just zap em" with my "Buck Rogers" gear!!!

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I gotta have my Judge Judy fellows!

Anybody makes fun of this and I may just zap em" with my "Buck Rogers" gear!!!


Everybody loves Judge Judy.


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LOL. You must really love TV.

I'd mount that on the front so it looks like a ray-gun pointing down the road. Bet you'd notice people moving out of your lane.
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Heh heh

Unbeknownst to you all, it is secretly powered by a 50,000 giga watt Flux Capacitor.
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YOu might as well put a wind turbine up there too

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Nice job! I assume you have managed to squeeze a 60" TV inside your van.
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