[Lab] Where to find a balun
jason.cobill at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 10:44:56 EST 2015
Hey Pascal - sorry for leaving you hanging on the balun search - I built
a super similar homebrew HD antenna (without the reflector) and picked up a
balun at Active for ~ $1.
I'm very happy with the reception on mine, but disappointed with the
aesthetics. I have my wires screwed into a wooden board, which is hanging
on the back wall of my house. It's not a big deal, but hypothetically our
backyard neighbours have a view of our garish rusting antenna-spider all
It would be nice to hide it behind a sheet of acrylic or to disguise it
somehow as a plant trellis or piece of artwork. Now that you've built one -
do you have any ideas?
I love the fake palm tree cell phone towers in the US - not sure I could
believably get away with palm trees in my back yard. :)
On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 10:26 AM, Pascal Rapicault <pascal at rapicault.net>
> Thanks everybody for your answers. I ended up finding the balun from the
> Source at the Rideau mall.
> I'm happy to report that I completed the antenna following the
> instructions at http://www.diytvantennas.com/sbgh.php.
> I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm able to tune 9 channels out of the
> 11 that are reported to be easily accessible for my location according to
> tvfool.com; which is better than both the cloth hanger approach and the
> cheap HDTV antenna (~20$).
> On 12/20/2014 12:31 PM, Pascal Rapicault wrote:
>> I'm trying to build an HD antenna following these instructions
>> Do you know where I could procure a balun in ottawa.
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