The Gray-Hoverman Antenna For UHF Television Reception – Digital Home Canada

While searching for a link for my brother on building antennas for HDTV (you guys are all ready for the oncoming digital TV Apocalypse, aren’t you?) I found this interesting link on an antenna which seems very good, and suitable for amateur construction. Seems like I could use some of the 12 gauge wire I used to make my Cheap Yagi to make this antenna in an hour or so. Might be a fun experiment, although since I live at the bottom of a rather narrow valley, I doubt it will render hdtv service tenable at my current location.

The Gray-Hoverman Antenna For UHF Television Reception – Digital Home Canada.

Addendum: Here’s a link to the general dimensions for the single bay version. It’s got two layers: he first has a pair of zig zag elements, and the “reflectors” are 100mm behind. Should be quite simple to fabricate.

Gray-Hoverman Dimensions

3 thoughts on “The Gray-Hoverman Antenna For UHF Television Reception – Digital Home Canada”

  1. this antenna is basically the same as all country antennas were once upon a time in Western Australia.
    Except the front elements were horizontal as well.

    In between each frontal dipole ran a phasing harness which crossed over between each level. This antenna provided TV reception to remote farms all across our state.

    Only four dipole/reflector elements were ever used, I never saw more than one array ever.
    When I see large wideband arrays in the city that cover the same band, it is amazing.
    The country farms could pull in sound and vision 200 miles away from a city.

    cheers from sunny Perth Western Australia.

    Hope I WSPR you some day on my 48″ diameter loop.

  2. I am in the UK, and simply can’t browse anything from the Digital Home forum, except on very rare occasions. I understand they basically ban all IP addresses outside North America.

    But they don’t even have an explanation on their website any more, if you click “read here”, you just get a form to send a message to the owner. Very poor show. Oh yes, they don’t bother replying either. I have heard that the webmaster, Hugh Thompson, is a racist.

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