How To Make A TV Antenna
If you are looking for a quick, easy and effective way to lower your monthly bills, maybe it is time you learn how to make a TV antenna. Cable companies have a stranglehold on the television marketplace, and because of this, they continually hike up their rates. You do not have to put up with this any longer. If you make a TV antenna, you will still be able to receive your local channels, but at virtually no cost. In fact, your only expense is a little time and some speaker wire.
To learn how to make a TV antenna you will need:
- Conductive wire (speaker wire works best)
- Wire Coat Hanger
- Wire Strippers
- Tape (electrical tape works best)
- Begin making a TV antenna by cutting a length of speaker wire. To receive the best reception, you will want the length of the wire to be at least ten feet long.
- Next, using the wire strippers, remove the protective coating from both ends of the speaker wire. Do not get carried away here; you only need to strip about one inch off of both ends of the wire.
- Now wrap one of the exposed ends of the speaker wire around the wire coat hanger. You can use the electrical tape to help ensure that the wire stays attached. Also, do not worry about bending the coat hanger or trying to straighten it. If you leave it in its original position, you will easily be able to hang your TV antenna in various locations as you search for the best reception.
- You will now want to insert the exposed end of the speaker wire into either the UHF port or the coaxial connection. These ports are usually located on the back of the television and should be appropriately labeled. Use the electrical tape to secure the wire.
- You have now successfully made a TV antenna. Turn on the television, and begin placing the wire coat hanger in various places until you find the best reception. Take note that if you use longer speaker wire, you will have more options available to you, and you will receive optimal reception.