You could easily re-design this antenna using durable materials to make it suitable for outdoor use.
Watch the video here:
Some tips for a your antenna:
- Making the "V" longer increases the antenna's effectiveness on VHF hi channels (rf 7-13).
- Metal coat hangers can be hard to find, you can use 10-gauge copper wire instead.
- Coat hangers rust. Use the copper wire and galvanized hardware if you plan on putting your antenna outdoors.
- Likewise, wood is not suitable for outdoor use. PVC makes a great material for outdoor antennas.
- You will need a matching transformer or balun to attach to your coaxial cable from your TV.
- Use quality RG6 coaxial cable rather than the cheaper RG59.
- You can increase the gain of your antenna and make it more directional by putting a hardware cloth reflector 4 inches behind the wire elements.
Note: There will be more do-it-yourself antenna projects posted here in the future.
UPDATE: Testing has revealed that building according to the diagram below results in higer gain and better VHF-hi and FM reception.