Hands on with the HD-BLADE, part 9: Tossed up into the attic

I’m beginning to think this is the “Terminator” of antennas. For today’s test, I connected it to 50 feet of cable and literally threw it up in the attic. I hate going up into the attic, there are exposed nails up there. So I just tossed it up there.

As you can see, this is my “torture test” HD-BLADE, the one that’s been painted on both sides, had holes drilled through it, etc. Now it’s been thrown.

Quick disclaimer: the only cable I had that was long enough was a quad shield RG6. It’s fair to say that the Razor Thin cable would have had about 3dB more loss if that.

As usual, I hooked it up to my “el cheapo” TV and ran a channel scan. The results blew me away.

Really? NINETY channels from an indoor antenna? I need to find out how many channels are in this market. There can’t be more than 90, right? I know, that includes subchannels. I also checked, and every single network affiliate and major channel came in completely clear, just as if I were using my roof-mounted antenna.

I don’t think I’m going to top that.

To order the HD-Blade, click here.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 5,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.