Video: Ten Tips to Get More Channels with Your TV Antenna

Aug 8, 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get on this site is, “how can I get more channels with my TV antenna?” I have a blog post with my most effective tips, and now I have a video with my top ten tips to get more channels:

Here are links referenced in the video:

Hope this was helpful! Please leave your comments and questions below. – Brian

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Bo Blood
Bo Blood
4 years ago

Excellent Info, Thanks :-)

Brian
3 years ago
Reply to  Bo Blood

Thanks Bo! Glad you found the video helpful! – Brian

Alex Chang
Alex Chang
3 years ago

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your sharing.
I work in an antenna company (we sell to EU but not USA).I agree most of your points on the video, especially “disable my cable” ))))

To talk about cable, I think thinner doesn’t mean poor quality as I saw many vendors produce RG-6 cable but cost down on metal-braid. That may cause higher attenuation.
I saw some RG-6 with 64 braids or less but 1.5C-2V is with 128 braids or higher. And in this case, 1.5C-2V is better.

And to talk about amplifier, I think you were experienced with poor LNA as they also strengthen noise.
The LNA design nowadays, shall have good bands filter and makes it focus on working bands only.
(but yes, noise and interference are always there)

Alex

Brian
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex Chang

Thanks for the information Alex!

Brian

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

I have a home made indoor antenna out of coat hangars which does ok but I post a few channels and want to know how can I get them back I also have a amplifier booster since I live 50 miles from Chattanooga TN what can I do to get them back thanks in advance

Brian
2 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

Hi Kevin,

Yeah, the FCC is re-arranging a lot of channel frequencies and unfortunately people are losing channels. Here are some tips that might help:
https://www.disablemycable.com/blog/antenna-tips/

Best,
Brian

Irv Johnson
Irv Johnson
2 years ago

I bought an outdoor antenna that has a remote-driven motor to change antenna direction. The issue is, I do not know where the antenna is pointed. Is there a device available that I can place a direction on the antenna and remotely (app or device) showing the compass direction the antena is pointing?

Brian
2 years ago
Reply to  Irv Johnson

I don’t know the answer to this one… Anyone else out there know?

Brian

Jason Rosario
1 year ago

is it true that the wider the signal the antenna absorbs, more channels are existing?

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