An indoor digital TV antenna receives a broadcast signal being transmitted through the airwaves. To increase the signal strength of the signal being received, a simple antenna booster is all that is needed. Build a homemade antenna booster that is versatile enough to use with a Wi-Fi antenna when the TV antenna is not being used. All you need is a metal bucket that you can purchase at a hardware store or garden supply shop. Nothing unconventional or specialized is required. The antenna booster will help to ensure that the indoor TV antenna is receiving a stable broadcast signal.
Place a bath towel next to the TV. Place the bucket upside face down on the bath towel. Place the stand of the indoor TV antenna on the top of the bucket.
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Turn on the TV. Change the channel to a program you want to watch.
Align the base of the TV antenna against the rim of the bucket at one side.
Move the bucket along the rim in a clockwise motion while watching the channel.
Stop moving the antenna once there is a stable signal--which is to say that the broadcast on the channel is sharp and clear.
Things You'll Need
Metal bucket, 2 gallons
You can remove the handle of the bucket or cut it off if you prefer the bucket to have a more compact look.
Cellular signals from a cell phone can interfere with a digital TV signal if placed too close to the antenna.