Archive for the 'antenna' Tag

Central heating pipe antenna for SW

If you happen to live in a flat with steel central heater pipes and you don’t have the option to make yourself an external antenna, due to e.g. thermal insulation, this might probably be the best indoor shortwave antenna for portable world band radios; when it comes to signal (or noise) strength. The latter happens in unfortunate cases, when there are just many switched mode-based… [read more]

USB DVB-T Dongle

In mid-2010, Slovakia had been converting into DVB-T and analog terrestrial TV transmitters were continually phased out. On April 30th, a new DVB-T transmitter, located just a few kilometers away from me, was put into service. I was already using an IP TV with two receivers (set-top-boxes) at that time, however there was no TV in my bedroom and I got a different idea: if there’s… [read more]