My Akai has lost a much watched channel overnight. I have tuned the channels, but still unable to recover. What else can I try?
Check if the channel is off-the-air due to an issue at the transmitter. After a severe storms, some local stations lost their transmitter because the tower fell. More often, the transmitter hardware can fail. One station repeater near me had an interesting period where it didn't get the incoming signal from the primary transmitter.
Check that your antenna hasn't shifted to point away from the transmitter. Reposition the antenna, if needed. If you have an amplifier on your antenna, check if that has been damaged. If it has been damaged, replace it. My household found that the antenna/splitter became a filter for one VHF channel when damaged by a lightning strike. The check was to connect the antenna to one TV without the amplifier.
The other common issue is interference. Has there been construction in your area that added a large building between you and the transmitter?
I hope this helps.
Akai Televison &...
on Sep 06, 2020