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How To Get More Channels with Your Indoor Antenna

By Brian
Published 06/18/2016
 | Updated 11/04/2021

Getting the ideal reception using your indoor digital TV antenna can be a challenging task. It can be like playing "whack-a-mole": when you have the antenna in one position, you get certain channels; move it to another position and different channels come in and the original ones you had are now gone.

The best location for your antenna is outside as high up as possible, such as on your roof, but many people are not able to put an antenna on their roofs.

Here are my hints and tips to help you get the most channels with your indoor antenna.

1. Experiment with Different Locations in Your Home

More than any other factor (including type of antenna, presence of amplifier, etc.), the location of your indoor antenna in the room has the biggest impact on the number of channels you can receive.

The best locations to put a flat antenna like the Mohu Leaf are often against windows or outwardly facing walls. Start with these locations and run a baseline channel scan on your TV.  I like to use adhesive tape to temporarily position the antenna during my scans.

To help determine which direction the TV signals are coming from, go to the Station Finder and enter your zip code or address.  When the results appear, click on the stations' call letters in the left column to see what direction the signals are coming from:

Station Finder map
Click the station call letters to see it on the map

So, if there is a particular channel you are having trouble with, move the antenna to the wall of your room that is facing that transmitter tower.

2. Use a Longer Cable To Reach That Window

Technically, extending the antenna cable will slightly reduce the signal level that gets to your TV, but if the longer length allows you to reach a window that is facing the transmitter tower, it could be worth it.

Just be sure to use "RG6" coax cable (see below).

If you have a long cable, you can even try moving your antenna outside temporarily, to see if an outdoor antenna would be beneficial. Do not use an unnecessarily long cable though, as that will reduce your signal level!

3. Face it Towards the TV Transmitter Towers

I've found that the angle at which your antenna is mounted can make a big difference. Consider this map of Los Angeles:

Los Angeles Stations
Transmitter towers shown on the Station Finder

All of the transmitter towers for Los Angeles are in one place: Mount Wilson near Pasadena. I had trouble receiving CBS when I placed my antenna against my north-facing wall (my East-facing wall doesn't face outside).  When I angled my antenna towards the northeast, I could get CBS with no problem.

Check out the Station Finder and click on each station's call letters to see where to point your antenna.  You want the antenna's signals to have as much surface area to land on as possible when they reach your antenna (assuming you are using a flat antenna like the Mohu Leaf).

This might require some fancy mounting, but it could allow you to start receiving your favorite channel!

4. Lay Your Antenna Flat Horizontally

I know this sounds crazy, but many so many readers have confirmed this, so it's worth trying.

One day at my previous third-floor apartment, I had my Mohu Leaf antenna taped to the wall and it fell down to the floor.  To my amazement, it got better reception on the floor than vertically on the wall! A few readers said this worked for them too! So, try laying your flat antenna horizontally and see if it helps, even if it's on the floor!

I have a friend (and several readers) who get the best reception with the Leaf antenna taped to their ceiling!  So, try the logical positions first (near windows and outer walls), but also trying laying it flat horizontally, especially if you live near mountains, tall trees, or tall buildings. These obstacles can deflect the TV signal into entering your home in weird, non-obvious, directions.

5. Move it Higher Up (Highly Recommended)

I get 50% more channels with my Mohu Leaf antenna on the second floor vs. the first floor. Place your antenna as high up as possible, preferably with a line of sight to the transmitters.

6. Put it in a Skylight (Highly Recommended)

Do you have a skylight? I moved my Mohu Leaf to my skylight and got even more channels!  It's the closest thing to having an outdoor antenna using an indoor antenna!

Mohu Leaf antenna in skylight
Mohu Leaf antenna in skylight

Since the cable run from my skylight to my TV would be very long, I attached it to a Tablo and watch live TV using a browser or the Tablo app.

7. Use a Better Cable (Highly Recommended)

The Mohu Leaf (and perhaps the antenna you are using) comes with "RG59" cable. It's printed right on the cable:

Mohu Leaf RG59 cable
The Mohu Leaf comes with RG59 cable.

Many users have reported that they get better reception (more channels) when they swap this cable out for the beefier "RG6" cable:

RG6 coax cable
RG6 cable is better quality, and can get you more channels!).

Folks have told me that Mohu customer service even recommends using RG6 cable!  It makes sense since RG6 has a thicker conductor, better insulation, and better shielding than RG59 and is designed for higher frequencies.

If you care to, read more about RG59 and RG6 cables here.  You'll see why RG59 is so bad and RG6 is awesome!!

So, if you have a Mohu Leaf or any other antenna with crappy RG59 cable, swap it out with RG6! Here are some examples on Amazon:

Note that the cable used by the cable company is often RG6, but is not always labeled. Give it a try and see if it helps.

Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. I test or research each product or service before endorsing. This site is not owned by any retailer or manufacturer. I own this site and the opinions expressed here are mine. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

8. Eliminate Electronic Interference

Nearby electric equipment could be interfering with your TV reception.  As a test, unplug all nearby computers, VCRs, DVD players, set-top boxes, stereo equipment, Wi-Fi routers, and anything else electronic or electric. Fluorescent lights and LED lightbulbs can cause problems too. (One reader said that electric hair clippers caused his TV signal to go out!) Unplug all connections to your TV except for power and the antenna.  Then, re-test.  If you see an improvement, turn on the other equipment one at a time to isolate the source of the interference.

This really works! Here's what one reader told me:

Thank you thank you!!!! I suddenly could only get two out of about 15 stations I had been able to get with an old indoor antenna. But because of your article, I realized that the old VCR I had turned on a few days ago was still on!!! As soon as I turned it off, all my stations came back... thank you again.

How about this one:

We figured it out... The 'new appliance' was the new motorized recliner! Unplugged, the channels come in fine. How 'bout that?!?

If you have a lot of electronic equipment near your TV, it might be helpful to use a longer cord for your antenna to move it away and even into a different room to isolate it from the interference from the equipment.  Wi-Fi routers can be especially troublesome.

Sometimes plugging the offending piece of equipment into the same power strip can help. Sometimes plugging it into a different power outlet can help.  If the offending piece of equipment is connected to your TV via HDMI, for example, you can get an HDMI cable with ferrite cores (or add them separately) to try to block the interference.

9. Unplug Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

This is really a subset of the previous item, eliminating electronic interference, but this has happened to so many people that it deserves its own line item.

Apparently, some Amazon Fire TV Sticks emit a lot of electromagnetic interference. While the Stick is on, try tuning into a troublesome channel and remove the Stick or put it in sleep mode. If the interference goes away, the stick is to blame.

An amazingly effective solution confirmed by many folks online is to wrap the stick in tinfoil! Yes, it really works! No reports of problems using the remote or Wi-Fi after doing that, but if those things stop working you may need to leave a little gap in the foil. Or, plug the Stick on a 10-foot HDMI extender cable and move it far away from your antenna.

10. Try Removing the Amplifier (if there is one)

If you're using an antenna setup with a powered amplifier (also known as a booster), try removing it.

An amplifier can make the situation worse if you have some strong stations. The amp can cause the strong station to swamp out the weak ones and your reception could be worse.  If your antenna came with an amplifier (i.e., if you plug it into the wall for power), then try removing the amplifier and seeing if your reception improves.  Many readers have told me that their antennas actually get more channels without the amp! So, if you have an amp, try removing it and connect your antenna directly to your TV.

11. Add an Amplifier

Conversely, if you live very far from stations (over 20 miles), then an amplifier can indeed help. An amp works best if all of your stations on the Station Finder are yellow or red, or if all of your stations are flaky.  I recommend the Channel Master line of amplifiers:

An amp won't work well if you have a bunch of strong stations and want to get a few more weak ones. In that case, it might do more harm than good.

12. Add Some Metal

This won't work for the Mohu Leaf, and other flat antennas encased in plastic, but if you have a metal antenna, try attaching another piece of metal or wire to it.

I was using the Cable Cutter Metro to watch the Olympics with my friends when it started cutting out. This was embarrassing because I'm supposed to be "the antenna guy". I quickly ran to my closet and grabbed a wire hanger and hooked it onto my metal antenna.  Voila! The reception was solid again!

Wire hanger on my metal Cable Cutter Aerowave antenna
Wire hanger on my metal Cable Cutter Metro antenna

You can try this with wire or other metallic objects.

13. Re-Scan Regularly (Highly Recommended)

When I started using an antenna, I noticed that after a few months, I would sometimes get new channels when I did a new channel scan. TV stations periodically change locations, channels, or transmitter power. So, it's a good idea to re-scan every so often. You might get some channels you didn't have before!

14. Try Adding a Reflector

If all of your TV signals come from one direction (as is the case in the Los Angeles area), a reflector behind your antenna might help.  I've tried using pie tins and metal baking sheets behind my Mohu Leaf to improve reception and it does help in some situations.  The tricky thing is figuring out how to mount it all in a stable fashion though.

Antenna reflector
I placed this pie ten next to my Mohu Leaf antenna to give better reception for a few pesky channels.

15. Try Removing the Reflector

If you're using an antenna with a reflector grid like the Antennas Direct DB4 antenna below, try using it without the reflector portion.

Antennas Direct DB4 antenna
Try your antenna without the reflector portion (shown on the left)

The reflector basically blocks all signals from the backside, so if your signals are coming from two different directions, removing the reflector might get you more channels!

16. Ground Your Shield

Reader Laisa recommends this:

Try grounding a part of the cable in soil. I put a plant in between the antenna and the TV. The moment the cable touches the soil, all interference stops. The moment I lift the cable off the soil, channels drop signal or freezes. Works like magic.

Believe it or not, this actually makes sense. It is possible that electronic noise is getting coupled onto your coax cable's shield. By touching the outside metal part of the cable to a physical ground or any chunk of metal that goes to the ground (such as a pipe, light switch screw, etc.) you can quiet this noise and get better reception.

The shield is the metal part forming the "collar" of the cable connector (as opposed to the wire in the center).

17. Use Two Antennas with a Coupler

This approach works best to combine signals from a UHF antenna with a VHF antenna. That way, the combined signals won't interfere with each other. These types of antennas are usually mounted outdoors or in an attic.

Practically speaking, however, I have had success combining two of the same type of indoor antenna when the TV signals are coming from different directions.

You can use a coupler to attach two antennas to your TV and point them in different directions to get both sets of signals. Of course, this requires you to buy another antenna, plus a coupler to combine the signals, plus some more coax cable.

Antenna Coupler
Two antennas connected to the same TV using a coupler. Note it's best to use the same length of coax running to each antenna.

You'll get the best results if you use a "coupler", instead of a simple "splitter". A splitter is used to split the signal from one antenna to several TVs. You might have a splitter laying around from a cable TV installation. A coupler is used to combine the signal from multiple antennas to one TV. You probably don't have one of those unless you specifically bought one.

I recommend the JOINtenna coupler available at ChannelMaster (search for "join").

There are some potential pitfalls with this method, namely multipath interference. More more details on using multiple antennas, check out this video from the Antenna Man.

18. Create a Huge Antenna with Copper Tape

I haven't tried this myself yet, but a reader on Facebook used cheap copper tape to turn his entire attic into a gigantic antenna just by running the tape across the beams!

In theory, this could create an amazing antenna at an incredibly low cost! I plan to try this myself and give more details, but the basic idea is to create the arms of your antenna with copper tape adhered to the beams of your attic (or walls, or ceiling...)

19. Get a Better Tuner

The part of your TV that receives the TV signal is called a "tuner".  Some TV's have good tuners, some not so good. Newer TV's made after 2015 tend to have better tuners. Big-name brands like Samsung, LG, Vizio, Sony, and Hitachi tend to have good tuners with Samsung being the best. Steer clear of no-name brand TVs if you want the best tuner quality.

If you don't want to purchase a whole new TV just to see if you can get a better tuner, you could purchase a tuner separately, like the Ematic Digital TV Converter Box.

If you're not happy with your TV's tuner, and you want recording capability, then maybe you can kill two birds with one stone by purchasing a Channel Master Stream+ which has a built-in tuner, or a Tablo, which also has a built-in tuner but broadcasts the signal to your Roku.

20. Move it Outside (Highly Recommended)

You'll get the most channels and best reception with a rooftop antenna vs. an indoor antenna. The difference can be amazing. This is pretty much a fact.

But, it also turns out that in general, anywhere outside is usually better than inside.

As a test, put your antenna outside facing the transmitter towers and see if your reception improves. For this test, it can be just outside your front door, an open window, or patio. I get dramatically more channels with my antenna on my patio than I do when it's indoors.  Maybe you can't keep it there permanently right now, but it will help you decide whether an outdoor antenna would be worthwhile for you. Even a small outdoor patio antenna can give big a improvement in reception.

21. Get a VHF Antenna

About 90% or more of the TV stations out there broadcast on the UHF band.  Therefore, most indoor antennas like the Leaf are optimized for UHF but will work with VHF/Hi-V if the station is not too far away.  If there is a particular station that you want that is flaky, check the Station Finder to see if it is a VHF or Hi-V station (the last column shows whether it is UHF or VHF).  If it is VHF or Hi-V station, it may be worth getting an antenna better optimized for VHF.

Yes, these are big, bulky, and more expensive, but less than the cost of two months of cable for most people.

What Hasn't Worked for Me

So far I've listed things that have helped me get more channels. However, I want to list a few things that haven't really helped me, in order to save you some time and money.

Amplifiers Might Not Help

As I mentioned above, I only recommend powered (amplified) antennas for those who live really far away from transmitters.  But, if you live in a big city with strong stations, an amplified antenna might not help. They can perform worse than non-powered antennas when strong signals are present.  If you don't believe me, read the reviews online.  The people who got no improvement (or worse performance) were probably too close to the transmitters.

Don't Buy a Whole Bunch of Antennas

Also, please avoid purchasing a whole bunch of different antennas in an attempt to get better reception. In my testing, once you spend $40 on an indoor antenna, the performance doesn't vary that much. Yes, $10 rabbit-ear antennas are not so good. Personally, I found flat antennas like the Mohu Leaf and HD Frequency Cable Cutter perform better indoors than bulky metal antennas.  Flat antennas can be placed in a wider variety of locations than bulky metal antennas, which gives you more flexibility in positioning and can result in better reception.

If none of these tips solve your reception problems, then consider an outdoor antenna.

The Bottom Line - Experiment!

I hope this article has helped you with your antenna positioning. The key is to EXPERIMENT! Try different antenna locations and the tricks I've mentioned.

For me, part of the fun is knowing that you are getting completely FREE TV that other people pay up to a thousand dollars per year or more for. Ain't that worth a little hassle of positioning an antenna? - Brian

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Kat
Kat
7 years ago

Hi - I found this blog while surfing, trying to understand why I don't pick up the Hi-V channels - nothing seems to really explain it or remedy it. I have the RCA ANT1150F HDTV antenna. Pic on the UHF channels are really excellent but I can't get the 4 stations listed as Hi-V according to the map. There is no documentation with the RCA antenna, so trying to determine what signals it picks up is nil. Can you tell in simple terms what is needed to receive the Hi-V channels? antenna is on the 2nd floor in a window. thanks!

Jim Jones
Jim Jones
7 years ago

Brian,

I have a Leaf antenna that worked great at my second story apartment. I have recently moved and cannot get near the amount of channels that I did at my old apt. Do you think it has to do with the height of antenna? I'm thinking about running the leaf in the attic and attaching it to a wall, does this make any sense?

Thanks,

Tim

P.S. I cut the cord 3 years ago and don't miss anything on cable television.

Lisa
Lisa
7 years ago

Your article is just what I needed. I bought an RCA amplified antenna which worked perfectly with the amplifier for a day, then nothing came in. When I disconnected the amplifier it was better, but still choppy. I live about 10 miles or so from each station I get, but there are a lot of trees. Would you have any idea why it would be perfect at first & then not work at all? Nothing changed except the maintenance man replaced the rain downspout opposite where it was hanging. Really doubt that would have anything to do with it. This process has been maddening, but it that's my worst problem I guess that's pretty good.

Thanks for your help.

Brian Shim
Brian Shim
7 years ago
Reply to  Lisa

Hi Lisa,

I assume you've tried all kinds of positions for it. That can have a big impact on performance. Barring that, it sounds like your amp went bad. I would try to return the antenna to wherever you bought it.

Good luck!
Brian

Melissa Sndrewd
Melissa Sndrewd
7 years ago

I have an outdoor flat antenna mounted flat to my roof and live in a rural area. My neighbor has the old fashioned tall multidirectional antenna that is at least 20 years old attached to s converter box. He receives 10 more channels than we do. What can we do to boost our channels.

Terry Wetzel
Terry Wetzel
7 years ago

Hello Brian! I recently bought a MOHU Leaf 50 and when I connect it as per the directions on different TVs and place the antenna in multiple locations I get nothing. I then took out the amplifier portion and tried again and got about 7-9 different stations. Could the amplifier be defective? I am about 40 miles from the TV Antennas. Thanks for any input you can offer!

Brian Shim
Brian Shim
7 years ago
Reply to  Terry Wetzel

Hi Terry,

Yes, it sounds like the amplifier is defective if all other things were equal (i.e., antenna location, etc.) Needless to say, make sure there is power going to the amp. Otherwise, I would contact Mohu for a replacement.

Thanks,
Brian

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Hi Brian, great informative site, thank you! Now that my cable bill has gotten higher than my car payment, I am ready to tell them to take a hike. I will still need their internet for my Roku stream box, but I should still be able to knock a hundred dollars off my bill by ditching the TV portion of my cable.
I have purchased a Radio Shack amplified antenna to experiment with before I cancel my cable. I am 30-40 miles from the local affiliate stations. So far I get PBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CW and a few other sub stations of those channels. I cannot get CBS though, which is irksome ( CBS does not participate with Netflix or HULU, so I cant get their shows through Roku like I can with most other networks) How am I to live without The Big Bang Theory!?! LOL.
My main problem I believe is that my living room, which is the only place we have a TV, is on the northeast side of the house, while the city my stations come from (Indianapolis) are situated to the southwest of us. Our only window in the living room faces straight east, and I get the best reception with the antenna located there, but can you give me any other tips on picking up CBS? According to the channel finder chart, CBS should be as accessible as FOX, and I am getting that one ok.

Donna
Donna
7 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi, just popping in to tell you that CBS has its own app - so if you have a smartphone (this cheapo here got my prepaid Android for about $50), you should be able to view CBS shows. You can also view them online at CBS.com.

Brian Shim
Brian Shim
7 years ago
Reply to  Donna

Thanks for the tip Donna! - Brian

Oliver
Oliver
7 years ago

Glad I came across your article. I've been contemplating cutting cable for a little while now. I bought a amazon, mohu like, thin antenna with booster. I'm about 20 miles away from stations. Antenna signal works great on some rooms but not so much in others. The antenna is in my attic and then goes to a splitter which goes to rooms in the house. The two rooms furthest away don't seem to get the signal as well. Is there a way to fix this? Another antenna, another booster? Thanks for any help

Brian Shim
Brian Shim
7 years ago
Reply to  Oliver

Hmmm.. That sure sounds like a problem due to a long cable length, but that should have been solved by the amplifier (booster). Just to verify, is the amp right next to the antenna (as opposed to near one of the TVs)?

Other than that, try the other things on this page like angling the antenna towards the stations that are weak..

Brian

nick
nick
7 years ago

Awesome artical man!
Just wondering your thoughts on an add here at the bottom of page. Its advertizing a 150 mile antenna. You think it'd be worth tryin? I live about 90 miles south of Nashville and 60 miles north of Huntsville, leaving me a pretty good hike from either city where my reception can come from.
I'm using a lil flat GE indoor with bunny ears made on it too. Right now, And only have one channel that I always know I can get for sure (it being the CW 15 outta huntsville.) But can move the coax around and get abc and cbs (and once in a blue moon all the Fox's) to come in at night, (and only at night for some crazy reason!) Just wondering about this 150 mile job because I would very much like to get the stations outta Nashville, only getting Huntsville ones right now (or really if I could just get the 3 pbs outta Huntsville I'd be happy.)
Thanks in advance for any thoughts you may have!
Nick

Brian Shim
Brian Shim
7 years ago
Reply to  nick

Thanks Nick!

An outdoor antenna on your roof will almost certainly be better than the indoor one you are using now. But, it is tough to say how many more channels (if any) you would get. I would try it out if they have a good return policy. Maybe get a friend to hold it up manually so you don't have to actually install it during your testing.

Thanks,
Brian

Jonathan
Jonathan
7 years ago

Brian -

I'm stumped with the lack of reception I'm getting, zero to be specific. I started with a Channelmaster 4228HD mounted in the middle of my attic facing the optimal direction plus an amplifier. No luck there so walked it through out the house to see if it'd improve, no luck there. Had Crutchfield send a replacement and no luck there. Hit up Best Buy for an inexpensive indoor set-up and no luck there. I've used multiple TV's to test and tried with an without the amp.

I live smack dab in the middle of a decent sized town with two towers within 30 miles. Is there such thing as a dead zone?!? House is 1940's home with large trees in between the towers. I've tried everything but not a single channel. Please help!

Brian Shim
Brian Shim
7 years ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Hi Jonathan,

Can you tell me your zip code, or enter it yourself into the Station Finder and tell me how many channels show up?
https://www.disablemycable.com/station_finder.php

Thanks,
Brian

Jonathan
Jonathan
7 years ago
Reply to  Brian Shim

I'm showing 10 channels through https://www.disablemycable.com/station_finder.php. 4 green, 5 yellow, & 1 orange

R
R
7 years ago

Does an indoor antenna attract lightening if it is taped to a window?

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago
Reply to  Brian

Thanks, I appreciate your reply.

Roberta
Roberta
7 years ago

How do you "manually enter a channel"?

Cory
Cory
7 years ago

I bought a Radio Shack Amplified HD Antenna & it works relatively well except when I use microwave oven it pixilates & looses signal. Tried moving power plug to other outlet but this doesn't help. Would repositioning help or am I stuck?

Joan
Joan
7 years ago

For a couple of years I have had a flat Mohu antenna with an RCA amplifier attached, and it works beautifully (28+ stations) ... except when the beginning of March rolls around and then I lose the PBS stations (4.1, 4.2, 4.3) and gain ABC (11.1, 11.2, 11.3). I have tried moving the antenna, autoprogramming, manually entering the PBS stations over and over, yet still receive the "No signal" message. Sometime this fall, PBS will return and I will lose ABC. I really, really enjoy PBS for Sherlock, EastEnders, Downton Abbey, Foyle's War, etc. Any suggestions?

Keith
Keith
7 years ago

I just received my Mohu Curve 50. I had to get the 50 because I leave about 35 miles from most antenna's. It was easy to hookup and get going, however I couldn't get all channels to be clear at the same time. That is how I found your site. After messing with it I noticed your section (again) about the boost on the antenna. This model comes with the boost since I live further away. I removed the boost, and just like that they all came in perfect. I say that, the three hispanic channels don't but I can't speak Spanish so it doesn't matter. Might be a possible problem solver for other folks.

Thanks for the site and the work you do. It helps out a lot.

Keith

Maggie
Maggie
7 years ago
Reply to  Keith

I have two Mohu antennas. I can't get CBS and FOX is intermittent. How do I remove the boost? Maybe that will help me, too, like it helped you.
Thanks!

Keith
Keith
7 years ago
Reply to  Maggie

Maggie,

The booster comes with the 50 models. It is a small piece that has a coax cable and a usb cable coming out of it. All I ran was the straight coax from the antenna to the tv.

Keith

Jen
Jen
7 years ago

Very informative article, thank you!
I bought an amplified Leaf and tried it in several positions until I found the sweet spot near a window. Unfortunately, it's so finicky that if we walk in front of it or even walk from one side of the room to the other, a strong signal gets weak or drops off completely. Any suggestions?

Jen
Jen
7 years ago
Reply to  Brian

IT WORKED! What a difference! The channels are not pixelated and they don't fluctuate when we walk by the antenna or put something in front of it. Thank you so much!

Kay
Kay
7 years ago

Hi,

Your post was helpful in understanding antenna positioning

I've noticed something that I'm not sure why it happens...I've attached the Leaf, programmed the channels, so far so good... not all of sudden at night, the signal seems to go weak for one channel (ABC) !!
Why does this happen?

Thanks,
Kay.

Nicole
Nicole
8 years ago

Thanks so much for this wonderful guide!! I still need to fine tune my signal, but it is already coming in way better than it was!

Seth Beaty
Seth Beaty
8 years ago

Great info. I'm getting 14 clear channels, but not nbc. All the ones I get are UHF, NBC here is hi-v. Do I need an extra antenna or am I searching wrong? I have a flat Terk.

April
April
7 years ago
Reply to  Brian

Ugh, so it's not just me with NBC! I gave it a try again for the Olympics and actually managed to get a good, strong signal -- for the first week. Then one night, I changed over to NBC and got the No/Weak Signal message. I hadn't touched anything! I'll be trying some of the other tips (thanks!), but for now, knowing it's the notorious Hi-V helps. :)

Gary
Gary
8 years ago

Just bought a rca flat antenna similar to leaf, hooked it up and got 11 free channels crystal clear. I like saving money

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Did it have to b by a window?

Dolores D
Dolores D
8 years ago

Thank you, Brian. I will continue to find a "spot" that will do me better. :)

Even on the first time, I did get 16 channels, although some duplicate. Yet. to be honest, that is all I need. I now like streaming from Netflix the best. Just want a couple of local channels which works with the Mohu fan.

So glad to have found this site.

Thanks you.
Dolores D.

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