antennas

2016: The year in antennas

How do you talk about TV antennas, which are based on laws of physics that haven’t changed at all in 2016? That’s the question. This year, over-the-air antennas were big, and surprisingly there actually were some…

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Why are some antennas hollow?

Most outdoor antennas are made from extruded aluminum or rolled aluminum. Either way, they have an outer metal shell and are hollow inside. For some people this seems like they are being cheated — after all…




December TV blues? Getting an antenna can help!

December brings celebrations for the multitude of people who celebrate holidays this month. It brings travel, it brings vacations, and it sometimes brings snow. The one thing December very rarely brings is good television. Streaming helps…


Can you make an antenna out of copper?

You could, but here’s why you can’t. Most outdoor TV antennas today are made of aluminum. In fact, pretty much all of them are. Aluminum is a light, strong, inexpensive material that works well for…