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RCA digital flat amplified antenna looses signal on one channel.

I have a RCA digital flat amplified antenna that does great on all channels and delivers clear sharp pictures. I live in Irving, Texas. One channel looses the signal when I turn the TV off and when I turn it back on, I have to pick up the antenna and move it around to get the signal back for that one channel. The TV is a SONY Bravaria 32 inch. I have tried the antenna with and without the amplifer. I have tried various places around, above and below the TV for reception. I have loaded and reloaded the channels from the menu. The antenna works very well on all HD channels and delivers a clear sharp image. Channel 8.1 (ABC) will not hold the signal once the TV is turned off and turned back on.

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well it's the same as the days of old, the antenna has a range of reception. the further the sations antenna, the lager your antenna must be. just because you bought an amplified antenna does not mean you will receive the deep fringe station. also the antenna must be UHF and VHF to receive the broadcast in digital. most of the braodcasters have gone with the UHF band because it is more stable for the bandwith of digital broadcast. the UHF band is very directional as well, so you must be pointing to the broadcasters antenna. no set top antenna will work if you are further than 15 miles of the broadcasters antenna. the roof top UHF/VHF antenna with a preamp is the way to go. I have tested every compact antenna and unless you live in the city that the broadcast generates you will get no reception with these. terks are junk, and any small amplified antenna does not work if you are in low lying areas. roof top, roof top,.....ROOF TOP!!!!!

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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If they are looking for analog ABC, it is low band VHF, ch2 to be exact,where the rest are high band VHF, and needs a decent multiband antenna to get it in alot of areas, well in Brisbane at least. We have Mount Coot-tha that has a good propagation to most metro areas approx 40km radius, although it starts to get a bit noisy on the ABC due to lowband interference issues. .
There are many areas of AU that use UHF for TV also. Not enough hills in many parts of the east coast to get the coverage, so there can often be UHF translators that you need to tune onto. I suspect the ABC problem does relate to them not using an antenna that is suited to VHF, saying this of course if they get the other channels (7,9, and 10) ok.

Go here for a more specific channel/frequency guide to determine if it is the problem by location. ABC is on different channels almost depending on what suburb you are in for some areas. If the DVR can do digital, then they should go that way as it is now UHF ch21. It may be that they are trying to get analog signals, that will be turned of in the near future... so tuning the system in for UHF propagated digital is the way to go.

Back in the day when I used to do antenna I recommended the Hills PF11 antenna, multiband 11 element yagi with low/high band VHF/UHF, or a PF17 (17 element) with mast head amp if they are in a marginalised signal area. But a UHF array is still the best way to go if they can process a digital signal. Hope that helps :)

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Hello Faznmc,

I have found that with an ordinary antenna connected to the converter box it can receive nearly all channels, however I have run into cases where I had to use an amplified TV antenna to pick up signals. I have started telling folks that when they install their converter boxes to try to use the plain old rabbit ears antenna, but if that does not work, use an amplified antenna, and that usually does the trick.

I hope this helps
Thank you,
Shuttle83

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try googling how to build an antenna with coat hangers. not pretty but cheap!

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Check to make sure your DTV antenna is an "all band" antenna with reception in both the UHF and VHF bands. It sounds like you may be in Philadelphia area. In Philadelphia, all the DTV stations are in the UHF band except Ch 6 and Ch12, which are in the VHF band. Some of the DTV antennas are UHF only. You can tell if yours can receive VHF if it has the "rabbit ears" long wip antennas. If so make sure the whips are extended fully and turn the antenna to try to get a good signal.

Visit the 6ABC and WHYY websites for up to the minute information about the issues with reception issues.

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