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Old 3-May-2012, 2:46 AM   #1
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Smile check this P.O.S. I made haha

okay first official post on the forum but it all started when I got a 19 inch hdtv from the goodwill for 10 bucks (crazy right! ?!) well it worked for a few days and then caught on fire hanging on my wall so I threw it through the window hehe oops? . well I went back to the goodwill 2 weeks ago and I found a 37 inch sharp aquos tv for 10 bucks again freckin amazing! !! of course it was 10 bucks for a reason and that reason was the fuse in the back for the backlight have blown. quick 2 minute fix. anyway in the pictures that I have attached you will see that I have made a..... I guess unique is the word I should use.. antenna & stand for the roof of my house and I am currently picking up about 15 high definition channels($w33t). please feel free to leave any comments you like good or bad you're not going to hurt my feelings lol im a 19 year old tinker nut looking 4 design improvements and maybe advice on adding i guess a second unit facing the opposite direction . because of where I live, towards the north are all of the news channels and south are all the good entertainment channels and I don't want to have to climb up on my roof to readjust and pick up the other channels so any help would be greatly appreciated.... okay so I cant actually attach pictures on my phone so TO THE LAPTOP!!!
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Old 3-May-2012, 3:12 AM   #2
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here are the pictures
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Old 7-May-2012, 6:29 AM   #3
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Well it's not that unique but it looks pretty good.
How long are the whiskers and how far are they separated (not spread) ?
If you remove the reflector (parking sign) it will receive equally well from front and back. (north and south) although at about half the signal strength (-3 dB) which may still be strong enough to do the job you want it to do.
Are the elements insulated from the wood?
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Old 26-Jul-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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Being in a wheelchair myself, I hope you came by that sign honestly!

Although, I might pay to see someone violate the parking space LOL.

Leaving it there over the holidays might result in ole Saint Nick passing you by. I'm sure he obeys the rules of the road/roof.
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