homemade antalog TV antenna

United States
November 24, 2006 7:27pm CST
I have antalog TV as I am unable to afford Cable or Satellite TV at the present time since I am recovering from a major surgery. My old rabbit ear antennas broke so now I only get fuzzy channels. The moveable RCA Indoor Antenna W/VHG,UHF,FM Stereo Antenna I bought and used gave clear but DOUBLE PICTURES that were horrible. I bought it back to the store for credit. I am better off with the fuzzy picture. How can I make a "homemade makeshift" TV antenna as now I am really broke? Any suggestions? Thank you very much. Sincerely, Ms. K.T.
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@Karinne (1222)
• Australia
25 Nov 06
Hi there - use a wire coat hanger - either put this in place of the antenna outside or fix it up to the tv. Hope this helps! Also you can use this for the antenna for your car! lol.
• United States
25 Nov 06
Thank you for your "hanger" suggestion Karinne. Another online suggestion was to plug the prong of a metal Fork into the plug/screw in the back of the TV. The "Fork Plug" idea really works giving me a clear but double pictures on some channels although I still cannot get Denver Channel 4 and 2 other channels. Maybe your hanger suggestion can improve my reception, etc. Thanks again Karinne. Cheers to you!!!!
14 Aug 08
It sounds like the antenna you returned was an amplified (active)type. I have never had good results with amplified antennas. The best antennas are rabbit ears with an adjustable knob. The adjustments you will use instead of rotating the antenna. Be sure the antenna does not use electricity. antennas that use electricity are of the active type; famous for producing double images.