I'm having ongoing problems with my rabbit ears and digital TV and just wondering is there any simply ways to make rabbit ears work better? What if I wrap the metal stalks in aluminum foil, would this increase its sensitivity? What if I attach a metal hanger? Should I make a rectangle or square of cardboard and cover it aluminium and stick it to the end of the aerial stalks? E.g:
Cardboard covered in aluminium foil on top of stalks.
Or another idea is to improve (?) on the above and on the front and back of the larger surface area (front/back) of the rectangle cover it with fly screen mesh? Should this catch and transmit more of the signal?
The only thing I've found that makes its reception better is ME, if I touch the damn thing it clears up LOL.
Also if I sit in certain positions on my couch it seems to affect the signal too lol...
I've played with orientation and elevation of the thing and positioning of the stalks, and found channel 7 and nine to be problematic (either no signal or breakup of the signal). Channel Ten, ABC and SBS seem to be fine. Otherwise if I get Chan 7 & 9 working then ABC, SBS and TEN stop working. So its either 7 & 9 working as one group and 10, ABC, SBS as the other group, if one group works the other doesn't. I can't seem to get them all working.
I rent so I am restricted to an indoor antenna, as there is no tv point. Also my TV is near my computer and my unit is closed to a road that has medium level of traffic on it. MY indoor antenna is a cheap one and I doubt the lead is shielded. Tho like I said, if I hold the aerial stalks the signal cleans straight up so I think my signal strength is fine I just need to do something that absorbs/catches it better, I think?
NB: My location is Moreland Rd in Brunswick West VIC [so you can appreciate the level of road traffic going past the place!], and I use a Teac SD STB.
Edited by pengoau, 01 August 2008 - 10:22 PM.