Thursday, July 12, 2012

Project: Extending the TV Antenna Mast

Well, as I spoke of in the “Giving the old KIT a TV antenna” post, back in 2008, I installed a Winegard Dipole Antenna on the side of my camper for my TV installation. 

It has served me well, but has always had problems with DTV signals if the camper was offloaded and someone moved into the site next to me because the neighboring rig would partially block the antenna because of it’s limited height.

So, when I started losing TV signals again, I finally spent the $3 and bought the extra PVC pipe pieces I needed and made a removable extension piece to help raise the antenna up enough that it would cleanly clear neighboring RVs. 

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With the help of the AntennaWeb App for Android that I have on my HTC Thunderbolt, I repositioned my antenna for maximum signal strength and now my shows no longer stutter when I watch them Smile.

8 comments:

  1. Nice! Isn't it great when you can solve a major problem for just a few bucks?

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  2. Most definitely, I pull in 29 channels with my little antenna, without the aid of a signal booster at my home camp and it does a fair job out in the road too.

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  3. It's great to fix something for the price of a cup of coffee... LOL!!
    ~Jamminalong

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    1. The sadness is that a cup of Joe costs $4.00 these days.... :)

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  4. A very nice solution shared by you to fix bad signal problem. I am sure your solution will help many to overcome their problem too.

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  5. Nice job! Not sure how I missed your new/old post!!

    Erik

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  6. Matt,

    Sorry about responding here but I'm hoping you get this. We just got back from Blackhawk today. I can't find your email so Comcast may have sucked it up somewhere, I hope you're having a great time here in Illinois! Where you be? Still in Chi-Town?

    Erik

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    1. We had a great time in chi town other than downtown parking and cabbies.

      I will be in Illinois for the next two weeks, staying down at kankakee river state park.

      I will be back up in chi town Tuesday night and this coming weekend.

      Email bigredneckexpress@gmail.com and I will contact you from my main email.

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