[free-software-melb] TV Antenna's (Kinda non-free Software)

Adrian Colomitchi acolomitchi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 22:52:01 UTC 2016


(ugh, resending with reply to list)

Depending on the frequency range (thus the size), you may want to have a
look over discone antennas - pretty easy in a DIY and a good response in
frequency from what I'm reading

Linkies:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discone_antenna

http://www.instructables.com/id/Discone/

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/home-made-coat-hanger-discone/

https://hackaday.com/2013/01/28/great-antenna-for-software-
defined-radio-is-really-easy-to-make/

http://www.changpuak.ch/electronics/calc_11.php - online calculator


On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 12:02 AM, Andri Effendi <fusionman133 at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I Recently purchased a TV Antenna USB Stick online from China.
>
> Here is the link to the device I purchased:
> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Digital-USB-TV-FM-DAB-
> DVB-T-RTL2832U-R820T-Support-SDR-Tuner-Receiver-Free-
> Shipping/32661367598.html
>
> One that I could muck around with, as it has many great uses for
> experimenting with SDR as well as Digital Television.
>
> One thing that really sucks though, is the antenna it came with it
> extremely week and doesn't pick up anything other than some FM channels.
>
> So I was thinking of getting an Indoor TV antenna (that I can hook up to
> the USB device), but not sure which is the best and most affordable.
>
> I already have purchased the coaxial to MCX converter cable for it, as
> it is needed to plug in a normal TV aerial to the USB TV Antenna device.
>
> I don't want to spend any more than I have to on an indoor antenna, so
> $50 is kind of the limit. And if possible, I don't want to have to use
> an external power source for it either.
>
> Anyone on this mailing list got any suggestions?
>
>
> Kind Regards,
> --
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