Ultimately, I went with the Mohu Sky 60 and my family loves it. However, different situations may require different TV antennas. This article will consider those variables and help you chose the best TV antenna for you or your family. First, you will need to get a signal report to see which channels are available to you.
Building a Yagi Antenna for UHF – J-Tech Engineering, Ltd.
There were two objectives to this exercise: Learning about an antenna without wanting to either receive or transmit something is a little pointless; why spend the time? Figure 1 at right is a Yagi antenna, the theory and construction of which is the point of this post. Simply put, they concentrate signal energy, for both transmitting and receiving RF. Yagi antennae are very sensitive in one direction at the expense of all others.
A basic Yagi antenna consists of three sections. A reflector, a driven element and a director. This is illustrated here: You can clearly see each of these basic elements in the antenna you have purchased.
Stated another way, how robust are the antennas to construction errors? In order to shed some light on this question, I simulated random rev-1 GH6 antenna geometries where each differed from the recommended geometry by a random amount. In each of the plots, the solid blue line represents the mean value observed.