Question: How Do I Check Antenna Signal Strength?

Turn your antenna signal meter ON, and tune-in the lowest broadcast channel for your area.

Slowly rotate your antenna 360 degrees and stop at the highest antenna signal strength (usually indicated by LEDs).

Use a compass to read the direction of the highest antenna signal and record the result.

How can I improve my antenna signal strength?

Here are some tips for boosting a digital TV signal:

  • Move the antenna to new location or height, if you’re using an indoor antenna.
  • Re-aim the antenna, if you’re using an outdoor antenna.
  • Watch the signal strength meter on the digital-to-analog converter box or television as you move or aim the antenna.

Why is my antenna not picking up channels?

Possible causes: Once you have properly installed the antenna, changed the input on your TV to ‘ANTENNA’, and run a channel scan, you should be receiving at least some of your local channels. If this is not the case, the reason could be one of the following: There is not a clear line of sight to the broadcast towers.

How many decibels is good for a TV signal?

Television receivers typically have a noise figure of 10 dB, but it can be as low as 6 or 8 dB, to as high as 20 dB. A minimum S/N of 30 dB is required in most cases due to interference from other signals, multi-path, and electronic noise.

What direction should I point my antenna?

Direction to aim the TV antenna. To aim all of our antennas, face the front of the antenna in the direction the channels are broadcast from. You can find this information by going to TVFOOL. It will show you the compass orientation and direction the channels are broadcast from.