Question about Televison & Video
An attenuator reduces all signals. Attenuators are often used when you are close to a transmitter that causes interference to other stations. By knocking the signals down, the strong signal is less likely to interfere with the other stations, while the other station's signals will be reduced too - many can now be tuned and viewed. This comes with the risk that some stations that had a signal that was just over the threshold of being tuned and watched no longer have a signal level that passes through the attenuator. This is what is happening in your situation.
Determine if you can watch stations you like without the attenuator. If so, do not reinstall it. If you find that some of the stations are being interfered with by another station - see if you can change the amount of attenuation in the device. Some attenuators are adjustable and make this easy to do. If yours is not adjustable, you might consider purchasing an adjustable type - as the one you have is not suitable.
Lastly, consider installing a rotatable antenna. This will allow you to aim the antenna directly at the broadcaster's antenna - allowing you to reject signals not in the same direction. This should reduce your interference from other strong signals that originate from a different direction. This will also increase the signal strength from all transmitters as you can point your antenna directly as the antenna - instead of capturing signals from the side or back of your antenna.
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Posted on Apr 06, 2011
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