Digital TV Antenna Guide

All new digital signals will be broadcast on UHF frequencies, which will require an outside UHF antenna. Many homes may already have in place an outdoor UHF antenna.

Indoor, rabbit-ear antennas, are discouraged as they will not provide the necessary performance that an outside antenna will. Use of rabbit ear antennas, or improperly installed outside antennas may result in reception of some channels, reception of no channels, or pixilation and breakup of some channels.

If you experience difficulty in receiving the new digital signals, consider these key points:

  1. Do you have a UHF antenna? (A Channel Master Model 4221-HD works very well)
  2. Is it properly pointed toward the TV translator site serving your area?
  3. Try to avoid obstructions which might be between the UHF antenna & the TV site. (trees, buildings, etc.)
  4. With coax cable, connect a single set top receiver or HDTV, bypassing all line amplifiers and splitters, directly to your UHF antenna before doing a channel scan.

If you operate several TV’s from the same UHF antenna, you will need a properly installed amplifier and splitter. You may need some technical assistance.


Visual Antenna Guide