How to Use Your Home Wiring as a TV or Radio Antenna METHODTIPS Choose a location for your rabbit ears antenna that is directly above an electrical outlet in your home. Going in a straight line above the electrical outlet, drill two small holes in the ceiling directly above the outlet. The holes should be drilled approximately 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15.2 cm) from the wall on which the outlet is located, and should be approximately 8 inches (20.3 cm) apart Mount the rabbit ears antenna on the wall above the electrical outlet. The rabbit ears antenna shoulSee all 4 steps on wwwhow How to Use the House Electrical Service for a TV Antenna House wiring is a giant coil of metal. Antennas are best deployed using as much metal as possible, and placed as high as is feasible. Recognizing this relationship, a few manufacturers have made adapters that allow the wiring of a house to turn the structure into a large loopstick antenna.