The Do It Yourself Coat Hanger Antenna

Posted Thu Jul 9, 2009 at 01:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

Enjoy HD programming at a recession friendly price!

The massive selection of store bought HD antennas can be overwhelming, even to the most educated consumer, and even the highest rated antennas can provide some pretty underwhelming results. Enter the DIY coat hanger antenna.

For an approximate cost of eleven dollars, and a little bit of work, some coat hangers and wood combine to form a pretty decent unit. While results are mixed as compared to a store bought antenna, the general response seems to fairly positive, and at this price, it’s always worth a shot.

For those already using antennas to get their HD programming, or those that don’t mind cutting the cable for a while to save a few bucks, this might be a good way to go.

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Tags: DIY, HDTV OTA, Recession Innovations (all tags)