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.


Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • buxtehude

    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).

    • jammit

      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.