Monday, September 9, 2013
DIY. Antenna Switcharoo
Last week or so I noticed a neighbor had removed a larger antenna from their house while getting a new roof. I watched as it stayed on the ground with the junk pile and so one day while passing by I asked if they were throwing it out. Yes they were. Free antenna!
It had the exact mount as the one I had already so all I had to do was switch it out. That was of course after I switched out the cable cord which was too short (also a DIY). I got it all ready and then took it to the roof. Once the storms cleared I made the cable switches and took down the small antenna. Then I found out that I was too short to finish the job.
Celia. She brought her family to the yard sales which I realized later was a great opportunity for me. I asked her husband to mount the larger antenna to the house. It took him just a few minutes since everything was all set up for him. Thank you Nathan!
Since then I have been on the roof many times trying to find the sweet spot to get my channels back and hopefully a few more. It has been bouncing back and forth between some good ones but not quite the ones I want. What I really need is an electronic rotating mechanism with a remote. In the mean time, I need another person to sit on the roof and move it until I get all the channels I want. Eventually. For now, I'm sick of going up on the roof just to turn it a little. I even tried using a compass but the coordinates I found are pretty general.