[mythtv-users] Indoor HD antenna question

Rob bertaboy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 01:50:48 UTC 2018

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 11:40 AM, Ashu Desai <ashu.desai at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wanted to play with indoor antenna so bought a SKY antenna.
> Over the last few years, I have been using my cable DVR and myth for
> Video/Music/Pictures.
> I want to see how the TV piece would work. Can someone pls point me to a
> step-by-step on how to get the HD antenna (like Mohu Leaf or what I have -
> Sky HD antenna) working?
> Do I absolutely need Schedules Direct subscription for this?
> Here is what I have done (to zero value)
>    1. Added antenna to the backend.
>    2. Went to mythtv-setup - selected card type as "DVB-T/S/C, ATSC or
>    ISDB-T"
>       1. This brought the DVB device type as /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
>       2. Frontend ID came to: Air2PC v2
>    3. No channels found on scan.
> I am sure I am doing something wrong - so looking for help here :)
> Thank you!

I tried using a Mohu Leaf, but ran into problems with VHF channels.  If
you're in the States, I'd recommend alternatives to that style of antenna
given the re-pack that's rolling out across the country.  My set-up
consists of:
home-made UHF antenna (Gray-Hoverman style)
home-made VHF antenna (I mimicked this using some spare 8ga or 10ga copper
wire and a 2x4:
although these instructions are more succinct:

Both antennas feed into a VHF/UHF combiner (e.g. Radioshack # 1502586

Output from the combiner feeds into my HDHomeRun

I tried using EIT but got lousy results: descriptions were spotty and it's
tough to let the scheduler appropriately prioritize recordings when it can
only see 2-3 days out.  SchedulesDirect is easily worth the nominal yearly
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