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Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:28 pm
by Daehawk
I find myself without tv and a lack of money since my wife passed Jan 3. I am getting through with Netflix that was gifted and $1 a month Hulu. But I crave normal flipable tv. I dont like picking channels. Ive been told these little indoor unidirectional antennae work good. But even wit ha big outdoor one many years ago we only got 1 channel...from three available in this area. but a new one should pick up more now. Anyways they are $35-$75 online and I cant do that just to test.

Was hoping someone had one cheap or wanted to get rid of ...maybe for shipping? Thanks for considering me. Let me know.

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:09 pm
by hitbyambulance
how's $5.49 with free shipping sound: https://www.ebay.com/itm/398F-Antena-VH ... ctupt=true

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:28 pm
by Daehawk
Heh last time I bought something on Ebay under $5 that should be $35+ it never arrived. If that did it may be a piece of plastic only.

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:31 pm
by Smoove_B
Isn't this the same one on Amazon for $12 Prime?

I mean, I've never had a problem with eBay but I guess if I wanted the extra security of paying double...

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:42 pm
by Daehawk
Well on ebay they say its a 100 mile and a 200 mile antennae..the best are like 60 :)

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:40 pm
by Kasey Chang
Shipping is going to cost more than a flat antenna. They go as low as 20 or so on Amazon. But you need to tape it to a nice window that face the transmitter with no hills in between.

I remember buying one from Terk w/ an amp, but that's like $60-70.

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:54 pm
by Daehawk
Ya we have a giant hill behind us. Behind me. :(

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:39 pm
by LawBeefaroni
Is the transmitter in that direction? If not, the hill doesn't really matter.

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:57 pm
by hitbyambulance
i did find a Mohu Leaf at Goodwill a few years back for $5. i've seen TV antennas regularly show up at thrift stores. you can get any UHF type, doesn't matter how old it is (although if it's an older spade terminal connection, you'll need an adapter to convert it to a coax connector).

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:48 pm
by Daehawk
LawBeefaroni wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Is the transmitter in that direction? If not, the hill doesn't really matter.
Ya the hill is straight in line with the transmitters. Even in the old days a roof mounted one got 1 channel. NBC. Phones dont work here. My sisters iPhone got no signal. I get 1-2 bars from Verizon on a free phone..and it hangs up on people all the time.

Donna said her grandmas house 2 houses down got 2 or 3 channels in the old days. its why in 1995 when cable came down we signed up and have had it since.

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:04 pm
by Alefroth
You can use a tool like this to see where your transmitters are and how good a signal you can expect-

http://www.overtheairdigitaltv.com/tv-s ... ator-tool/

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:37 pm
by Daehawk
Yup in red behind the big hill. 30 miles or more away. Its ok. Will get cable tv back at a good deal when I can.

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:01 pm
by killbot737
I made one out of a bunch of coat hangers and a 1x4. Ugly as F but it does the job. The only thing you might need to scrounge up is the connector to a coax cable (it's called a balun, or so I've heard). You need a 75 to 300 Ohm one. Like how you'd hook up your Atari to the TV on channel 3 back in the old days.

One of these. Might be cheaper from other sources, this was the first thing that came up.

Just look up "DIY TV antenna" and you'll find all sorts of fun projects to try out!

Re: Anyone got a indoor antennae to sell cheap or get rid of?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:47 am
by hitbyambulance
killbot737 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Just look up "DIY TV antenna" and you'll find all sorts of fun projects to try out!
Yagi UHF antenna DIY: http://jtecheng.com/?p=957