At first glance, this homemade antenna could be mistaken for a strangely unique piece of art on the wall. Its minimalist design differs from the typical 'rabbit ear' antennas that have graced the homes of past generations for decades. The creation of this antenna involves using cardboard as its foundation, an aluminum foil backing, a few parts and a little glue and paint. The antenna boasts full reception on both the UHF and VHF frequency ranges, which puts its capabilities head-to-head against the major sellers on the market today.
As technology continually advances in the area of streaming media, people may choose to cancel their cable subscriptions and watch local channels with an antenna. One option is to purchase a commercial antenna, but they are often expensive and unsightly. Hopefully Industrial designers will create more modern antennas in the near future; or technology will advance to the point where we no longer need them.
Until then, for those DIY types who like to save money and use their creativity: this project should take only a couple of hours and less than $5 for parts.
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