Anyone who at least once in a lifetime chance to deal with wires, you can make original TV antenna (Fig.1) no worse than industrial zigzag.
The idea of this simple device I made in the years of his student life. The antenna was so successful that they continue to use it. The familiar “spread”, and they liked the design, which was given the name “Student”.
The frame design is made up of an ordinary wooden ruler: 400-mm clerical and four 200-mm pupils. The upper part of the antenna is a copper wire, passed through a cruciform system of holes formed in the frame drill 2 mm diameter with a pitch of 10 mm.
The lower part is two cans of beer attached to the line of glue. The tabs soldered cans lived and winding of the antenna cable and wires from the top of the antenna.
However, more experienced homebrew more interesting, apparently, a zigzag antenna that stood the test of not one dozen years. Initially it was calculated for the reception of television stations using channels from I to V. in order For such an antenna will work for VI—XII the channels specified in figure 2, the dimensions must be reduced by 3.6 times.