Some interesting news for TV cordcutters

Goldenhawk

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Just got rid of Directv- yay. ... The only thing we were worried about was the football games.
I was worried about that too. Turns out that YouTube TV ($50/month) has all the football we want to watch - we would pick from whatever was on the networks plus ESPN, and YTTV has local network channels and ESPN, so BOOM. So long, DTV.
 

tuffenuff2

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Oops- my bad. Didn't date check. We're going to get the Sept.26 Eagles Packers, Oct.3 Rams Seahawks, Oct. 10 Giants Patriots.
 

PeoplesElbow

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Update, found out that none of the indoor antennas are made for VHF any more. The issue there is compounded by the fact that the stations I couldn't get are on the LO VHF band. So I've been doing a lot of research and am going to make a simple half wavelength folded dipole antenna and give it a shot next time I am there.
It worked excellent, even just sitting on the floor, a bit to big for inside though as it has a 6ft span. I tuned it for 79 MHz (channel 5) and it worked for all the channels on high VHF also. Now just to make something that will hold up better and mount outside.

i put that thing outside on the chimney and it will be perfect.

So with $10 i built an antenna with some 8 AWG copper wire, a 300 ohm to 75 ohm transformer, and a piece of 2x4 I got ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MeTV, CWTV, Laff TV, some criminal TV Channel, and Grit.
 
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tuffenuff2

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It worked excellent, even just sitting on the floor, a bit to big for inside though as it has a 6ft span. I tuned it for 79 MHz (channel 5) and it worked for all the channels on high VHF also. Now just to make something that will hold up better and mount outside.

i put that thing outside on the chimney and it will be perfect.

So with $10 i built an antenna with some 8 AWG copper wire, a 300 ohm to 75 ohm transformer, and a piece of 2x4 I got ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MeTV, CWTV, Laff TV, some criminal TV Channel, and Grit.

Where are you located?
 
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