Need design to build a VHF/UHF DTV Yagi style antenna.

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Old 04-23-11, 04:56 PM
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Need design to build a VHF/UHF DTV Yagi style antenna.

First of all, I am a HAM operator, so good with building ant's and stuff. I live a good 40 miles away from all DTV stations in my area. With only rabbit ears, I can get 4 ch after the sun is down and I know there is at least 15 in the area. So I am looking to make a good Yagi style ant to put on my tower to pick up stations up to 80-100 miles away. Anyone have the lengths of elements needed for the multi band, multi elements design?
 
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Old 04-23-11, 06:37 PM
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Here you can choose your antenna. Then when you find the manufacturer I would search thier site or the web for the specs.

Then go from there.

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Building an antenna is a great DIY project. Here's a great resource with formulas to determine element lengths and spread distances. The Yagi is more complex, and you may need more than one Yagi boom to tune all of the frequencies of interest.
 
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