DIY HDTV Antenna Resources

Judging from the number of emails I have received on the subject, there seems to be quite a lot of interest in building your own UHF antenna for HDTV reception. I’ve discussed this topic a few times in the past, but here are some resources for prospective antenna builders.

Simple Antennas

These two UHF antenna projects are fairly simple and suited for stronger signals and suburban reception:

More Powerful Antenna

If you’re looking for an antenna a bit more advanced and better suited for weaker signals, check out the Gray-Hoverman antenna:

Construction Forums

For some detailed discussions and tips about antenna construction, check out this forum:

The forum contains good information and posts by some knowledgeable people.

Rolling Your Own

What if you catch the antenna bug and want to create your own designs? That requires quite a bit more time and knowledge, but it can be done. You’ll find some discussion of antenna design on the Lumenlab forum. One tool you will need is some kind of antenna modeling software to test your designs. Here is one of the best free programs:

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