Ghetto HDTV antenna setup in SF
Thu 06 February 2014
This is just a quick and out of topic post compared to what I generally try to do. I noticed I was neglecting this blog a bit lately. I have been quite busy since the beginning of the year, moving from Montreal to San Francisco to work at a wonderful company.
We just moved into a new apartment and I decided we wouldn’t get cable TV service, relying on the Internet and Netflix instead. However, we don’t yet have the Internet service from Sonic.net. I recently ordered the much recommended Mohu Leaf but am still waiting for it to come, so we we’re stuck watching old movies on the desktop.
…until I tried to hack a really ghetto TV antenna…
The steps are pretty simple. I just hope I had taken step by step picture (another time maybe) since I myself haven’t found any good how to online before trying it.
- Find a coaxial cable (fortunately for me, the previous tenant left one in the apartment)
- Cut off one of the end with pliers
- Strip everything up to the middle copper cable for about 1-2 inches
- Wrap the copper part around a metal coat hanger
- Hang up somewhere
- Enjoy the Olympic snowboard in HD
Here’s the result…