This video is a brief review of the Midland WR-120 weather radio. It also contains instructions on how to build an antenna for it that is custom tuned for the NOAA weather frequencies using household items.
The Gray-Hoverman is a fantastic DTV antenna design that is easily made in less than an hour with materials around the house. Two elementary school kids show how easy and fun! it is to learn a little about radio by making a DTV antenna at home.
Learning through Making!
Naomi and Noah Miller make a new antenna for their grandmother to replace a store-bought antenna that wasn’t working so well. The project demonstrates how a simple antenna project can be a vehicle for learning alot about the basics of wireless engineering through discussions of the kinds of problems some viewers have faced transitioning to DTV. In a companion video, Naomi and Noah’s dad talk about some of the engineering basics that help us understand how to solve some of Grandma’s DTV reception problems. Projects like this one can introduce otherwise daunting technical discussions in a simple and easy to understand way.
Video Rating: 4 / 5