I never intended this application, but I found a shakespear VHF antenna in the marina I am at on an abandoned mast. I had my mast down and found the antenna I had was no longer good.
So I took the Shakespear to work and put it on the network analyser...
It looked like it was good in the VHF band so I decided to use it. But I also noticed that it seemed to be good in much of the TV band.
It wasn't till later that my wife, who absolutely needs her pacifier TV, brought her laptop TV setup onto my boat. We were using a radioshack loop thing.
I got the idea to try out the masthead VHF antenna with her TV.
Works great! With the height, it's much better than the radio shack one sitting on the cabintop.
I don't remember the exact model, but if you look up shakespear antennas, it's the stubby body one. I believe it's made for sailboats as the pattern in the horizontal is not as sharp and if you heel, you still get a significant pattern on the horizontal.
You will need some type of adaptor to go from whatever is at the end of your masthead antenna to a female (jack) F-type connector. Same as CATV uses in your house.
On the end of my cable, I have a UHF male (plug) style connector.
(yes, its 50-75 ohms, but it still works much better than the loop.)
Great for watching the Ravens screw up on Sundays!! I keep rooting for them to break more team records for penalty yards...