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Instructables user deceiver lives in southern Maine and needed a big DTV antenna to pick up signals from up to 60 miles away, so he build Big Bertha, a giant dtv antenna, and shows your inquiring minds how to do the same.


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  1. buxtehude says:

    That type of antenna array isn’t going to be very efficient if you’re trying to receive a station on a VHF channel (ch. 2-13).

    1. jammit says:

      For analog signals, this wouldn’t work on channels 2-13, except this is for DTV, in which all channels are now in the UHF range. The VHF is supposed to be empty for reassigning to new uses.

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