I decided to make this antenna.
I followed the instructions perfectly.
The thing doesn't work. It gets half a dozen stations, half are a little fuzzy...and none are even close to being HD quality.
Maybe Edwardsville is too far away to get a good reception...I dunno. But at any rate, from Edwardsville, it doesn't work worth a shit.
That doesn't seem right. First of all a HD signal is digital. You either get a good digital signal or not one at all. Sounds like you are getting the analog signal. Do you have your manual for the TV? You probably have to do a scan for available chanels. When I had the HD antenna I had to do it. I would have, for example 4 which was the fuzzy analog signal for ch 4, but I also had 4-1 which was the digital/HD signal for ch 4 etc. Also, they say if you do the scan and, say, get ch 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 9-1, 11-1, but don't get 2-1, reposition your antena and scan again. If you get it then, save it and you may need to mess with the antenna to get the desired signal. But it is all or nothing. This worked for me.
I did do a channel scan on input ANT B (which is the input I plugged it in to) and set it to scan for over air stations...not cable.
And yeah, it looked like fuzzy analog stations. The stations it found weren't 4-1 or 4.1...it was just round numbers, like 4, 9, 11, 24, etc. It would be nice if I just did something wrong, and choosing a different setting will have it work.
Where the longer coat hangers cross at the top and bottom of the antenna, do they need to be insulated? Mine are not because the guy in the video didn't say anything about that.
I'm in Chicago right now...I'll mess with it more when I get back on Wednesday night.