Hands on with the HD-BLADE, part 8: Covered in aluminum foil

Thanks to Signal Labs member kturcotte for this suggestion!

I have tried everything I could think of. One of our facebook followers suggested I wrap the HD-BLADE in tinfoil, suggesting that I could finally eliminate all the signal coming from our powerful little antenna.


I still found 16 channels. I’ll grant you, I found 55 channels with the antenna mounted in the same position (and without the foil.) But if you think a few sheets of aluminum are going to stop this thing… well surprise surprise.

I know what you’re thinking, the 16 channels are probably from the antenna cable. I thought that too. Of course, our Razor Thin cable is shielded, but I suppose it’s a possibility. So I attached a terminator to the end of the cable instead of the antenna. I got zero channels. Every channel I got from the foil-covered HD-BLADE was from the HD-BLADE. Seriously.

Who wants to suggest the next torture test?

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