How-To: Massive DTV antenna

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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. 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. 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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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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