Antennas for digital tv
This looks like an awesome project for my unused HDHomeRun. It is from Ed on the pdxlinux mailing list.
quoting pdxlinux mailing list
I am ashamed of all of you! You run Linux but have no sense of adventure. Build your own antenna!! No doubt you have a few scraps of copper wire (or metal clothes hangers) etc laying around. This project will also allow you to experiment with the design for optimal reception in you area.
I am 11-13 miles from PDX towers, on the Vancouver side. I can pick up ALL PDX channels crystal clear with this two designs:
Koch fractal (UHF/VHF, can be extended to higher order fractals) : http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-fractal-antenna-for-HDTV-DTV-plus-/ and a nifty artsy application of this design: http://www.htpc-diy.com/2012/04/diy-flexible-fractal-window-hdtv.html
See also: http://www.diytvantennas.com/ http://www.digitalhome.ca/ota/superantenna/index.htm (UHF GPLv3 designs)