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I have a 13 inch TV with a small table top antenna with rabbit ears on it and a dial. I plugged the antenna cable into the converter for antenna in. I plugged a cable from converter box to my TV. I was getting 3 local channels. Now I am getting nothing.

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You may need an antenna that gets VHF and UHF bands. The "rabbit ear" antenna is designed for VHF band. Many of the DTV channels are located in the UHF band. You may want to call the FCC's DTV hotline for help. They will know the TV stations in your area and can tell you if you need a different antenna. The can also arrange for someone to come help set up your DTV converter at no charge to you. 1-888-CALL-FCC is the number.

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