General Antenna Trouble Shooting FAQ's

I live next to a major freeway. Will that impact my reception?
Believe it or not, customers that live in areas that are flanked by freeways or interstates tend to have issues with reception, even if the channel scan re...
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 at 10:29 AM
I live near an airport. Will that disrupt my signals?
Unfortunately customers that live very close to airports do tend to have disruption issues.  Airplanes break up your signals as they come and go and there...
Mon, 17 Oct, 2016 at 1:17 PM
Can I use too much coaxial cable?
It is recommended that you use as little coaxial cable as you can.  Using too much coaxial cable can  result in as much as a 1/3 of the signal being lost. L...
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 at 10:30 AM
I live more than 60 miles from the TV towers in my area, am I out of luck?
The curvature of the earth limits most people to about 70 miles of range.  If you have done a signal scan of your location and  you are over 70 miles from y...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 10:25 AM
What connections are needed to use a digital antenna?
Antenna/cable in (F-connector) HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) USB (universal serial bus)
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 10:27 AM
What is a Sub Channel?
In broadcasting, each television station is given a specific channel number and bandwidth.  The broadcasting stations are able to transmit more than one ind...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 10:28 AM
My neighbor can get more channels than me?
Terrain Issues Keep in mind that terrain and other obstructions can block your signals.  Even if your neighbor's home is positioned at just a sl...
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020 at 4:53 PM
I'm getting every station except one.
Most of the time when we get this issue we discover that it can be one of a few things: VHF broadcast:  Believe it or not some broadcasters still haven&...
Fri, 25 Jan, 2019 at 8:49 AM
Can I coil the coaxial to keep things tidy and organized?
Coiling the coaxial can result in signal loss.  Do not coil the coaxial cable, instead let the cord lay uncoiled if at all possible.   It may not look...
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 at 10:13 AM
How to use the Sticky Tabs that come with the antennas.
It's quite simple.   Once you determine where you want to affix your antenna you peel the backs off of the hook and loop tabs, place one on the top...
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 at 11:12 AM