The antennas we offer, both amplified and non-amplified, are made for specific distances. The non-amplified antenna works wonderfully for customers that are in a 30-mile range of their transmitting towers while people more than 30 miles from towers tend to find success with our amplified antenna.
An issue that will occur when you are using an amplified antenna and are located very close to the tower(s) is signal loss. The signal from the tower becomes overpowered when it is sent through the tuner in your TV and will cause signal loss. To resolve, remove the amplifier and re-scanning for channels. It may simply be that no amplifier is needed at your location.