Originally Posted by bhlonewolf
Yep. I'm now paying $67.99/mo. Insane, but then, not any other choices for me.
My wife and I live in the Winston-Salem area, just a few miles South of Hanes Mall. I recently built another amplified indoor antenna for a digital TV in our den. Our den is located on the ground floor, a concrete slab floor. So, the antenna is about six feet above the ground. Our home is made of brick and it is surrounded by four huge Willow Oak trees. These conditions are not ideal for receiving Free Over The Air HDTV broadcasts.
I documented the fabrication of the antenna for a good friend. It is a 24 page (10 Megabyte) Word Document with lots of photos. I think it might be a little too big to post to this bulletin board.
I built a similar design with a much simpler wooden supporting structure for my kitchen TV last year and posted some of the details for SVTarHeel... see "SVTarHeel - No Problem" (scroll back to page 272 - early Feb 2010).
Both antennas reliably pull in signals from most of the transmitters within a 40 mile radius of our home. Our local stations include WFMY (CBS), WGHP (FOX), WXII (NBC), WCWG (CW), WUNL (PBS), WXLV (ABC), WMYV (MYTV) and WLXI (TCT). All these stations are broadcasting on the UHF band. Our amplified indoor UHF antennas do the job very nicely.