Do I need a low VHF antenna?
VHF signals cover 2 frequency bands. The Low-VHF band covers channels 2-6 and the High-VHF band covers channels 7-13. Since VHF signals have longer wavelengths, they require slightly larger VHF antenna elements to effectively receive them.
Will a VHF antenna pick up UHF?
TV channels are split on to three different bands, UHF, HI-V (High VHF), or LO-V (Low VHF). The majority of indoor TV antennas are designed to pick up UHF channels. When it comes to indoor antennas, I’ve had the best luck with old fashioned rabbit ear antennas when it comes to receiving a VHF signal.
Can a UHF antenna pick up VHF signals?
It’s designed to pick up UHF signals at astounding distances, and it does. But, if you read the fine print we also tell you that it will pick up VHF signals at fairly close range. In fact a coat hanger or even a potato can pick up VHF channels from 25 miles away.
What channels are VHF low?
VHF refers to TV channel frequencies of channels 2 through 13. The VHF signal band is broken down into two frequency bands. VHF low band refers to channels 2 through 6 and VHF high band refers to channels 7 through 13. UHF refers to TV channel frequencies of channels 14 and up.
Can I combine two antenna signals?
Combiners (which cost about $20) merge the two sets of signals into a single stream of TV. Using a combiner is as easy as plugging the coax cables from the two antennas into the combiner device and then using a third coax cable from the combiner to connect to the Tablo OTA DVR or TV. Easy peasy!
Are there any antennas that work on low band VHF?
All outside TV antennas that were designed (compromised) to work on low band-high band VHF are now considered to be obsolete, as there are very few low band VHF stations remaining.
What is the gain of a DIY VHF loop antenna?
Modeling this DIY antenna gave a value of around 7.5 to 8dB gain value across the VHF spectrum. Considering the Scatter Forager’s gain was most likely a lot lower than this antenna, and the station was in and out when using it.
Can you build your own VHF radio antenna?
You likely already have one antenna, which you use with your regular VHF radio. You may have considered getting a second antenna for use as a backup or with an AIS system. This article describes how to construct your own VHF antenna, using about $10 in parts plus a few hours of labour, and gives some straightforward mounting ideas.
What kind of antenna do I need for my TV?
Mind you, this TV has the longest cable run from the antenna (~120 feet). This past week I built up a second VHF Loop antenna and tonight I installed it in the attic. This loop was to be used to pick up RF9 and RF11. It worked as expected and now I receive both channels without issue on the TV furthest from the antennas.