My new $5 wonder antenna

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My new $5 wonder antenna

Post by pe1etr » 16 Apr 2017 16:26

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close up of junction box
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An aerial with a view
Well OK it is not state of the art, but it removes most of my overload and I can use my Perseus/FM+ and my FCD Pro+ with the LNA on.

There is a PCB balun/combiner inside the black box.

It is intended for VHF/UHF TV (It works well) but also works on FM. No Es today to test it fully.

I have local DVB-T, but I don't have an HD rx, and most stations are HD. There are a couple of SD DVB-T TV stns and a couple of radio stns // to FM.

Peter
Duhok

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Re: My new $5 wonder antenna

Post by pe1etr » 16 Apr 2017 16:41

94.1 Dasinya FM Duhok Iraq via DVB-T

Spot the typing error on the ID slide
It is // with 94.1 FM

https://youtu.be/SuuW-UYFkG0

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Re: My new $5 wonder antenna

Post by Julian Hardstone » 17 Apr 2017 13:22

pe1etr wrote:
16 Apr 2017 16:26

I have local DVB-T, but I don't have an HD rx, and most stations are HD. There are a couple of SD DVB-T TV stns and a couple of radio stns // to FM.
HD, Peter? Like in the USA, digital radio in Band II?

Funny little ae btw ;)

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Re: My new $5 wonder antenna

Post by pe1etr » 17 Apr 2017 14:14

Julian Hardstone wrote:
17 Apr 2017 13:22
pe1etr wrote:
16 Apr 2017 16:26

I have local DVB-T, but I don't have an HD rx, and most stations are HD. There are a couple of SD DVB-T TV stns and a couple of radio stns // to FM.
HD, Peter? Like in the USA, digital radio in Band II?

Funny little ae btw ;)
I meant the digital TV channels here are HD. I don't have the hardware for reception so not sure which standard. Maybe DVB-T2.
The radio stns are normal UHF DVB-T, just like freeview in the UK.

The Aerial's performance was a bit of a surprise on FM, it was at the only local shop I have found with aerials. I was looking for an FM aerial, and as this one is wideband with just one output I assumed (correctly) it would work on FM.

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Re: My new $5 wonder antenna

Post by Julian Hardstone » 17 Apr 2017 15:54

With you now Peter. I don't do TV, but from what I've read on forums only a few of the available HD TVs are what you could reasonably call High Definition, free from movement artefacts :(

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