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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2017-06-06, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone know where to get a replacement bunny ear for Terk HDTVa Antenna?

Just wondering if anyone knows how to get a replacement in Canada for the broken bunny ear shown in the picture below for a Terk Indoor HDTVa antenna? I doubt just rolling a piece of aluminum foil would fix it lol. It does have a screw near the bottom to take it out so I'm assuming it's replaceable but I haven't been able to find the part online yet and I can't just plug in bunny ears from a couple older antennas I have, the screws are different. It's no longer under warranty (thought it was when it was broken, I should've changed it then). Thanks



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2017-06-06, 04:40 PM
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I doubt it's worth fixing. Unless you are trying to receive channels 2-6 there's not likely to be any noticeable difference in performance. I've seen people jam a piece of wire coat hanger in the broken end. A piece of bare copper wire will likely work better though.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2017-06-08, 06:35 PM
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You should send your query to TERK Customer Support:
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And FleaBay might have a VERY Low price in some damaged HDTVi or HDTVa Antennas you can use as a spare parts bin.....

Antenna Simulations, Overload Calculations, etc: http://imageevent.com/holl_ands
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Another set of rabbit ears with arms that attach in the same way should also work. There is nothing "magic" about the Terk ears. The main thing is that they extend enough to work for the desired VHF signal. For UHF channels, the log periodic antenna does the work.

I see some cheap Terk HDTVa Antennas on eBay but they either don't ship to Canada or want more for international shipping than the antenna is worth. Sometimes it just sucks to live outside the USA.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2017-06-10, 04:20 PM
 
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Try your old junks, or your friends,, you may find what you are looking for.
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