How to Make TV Antennas Work Better

TV antennas can be very frustrating. The analog signal for a certain TV stations has a tendency to move around. This can be difficult to pick up and have them stay working all of the time. There are a few tricks, however, that you can use to try to pick up better reception out of your old TV antenna. This article will outline the steps you need to take to attempt this goal.

Step 1

Wrap your TV antenna in tin foil. Wrapping aluminum foil around your antenna will basically increase the surface area and conductivity of the antenna to boost the signal that your TV receives from it.

Step 2

Turn the channel on your TV to one that is difficult for you to get in. Try to find a channel that you don't get very well so that you can watch the TV while you are making adjustments to your antenna.

Step 3

Move the location of your antenna. Physically moving where your antenna sits can also dramatically increase the kind of reception you get. Usually moving it up higher will result in a better signal. Keep an eye on your TV set while you are moving the antenna. This will help you determine the best area for reception.

Step 4

Adjust the antenna. After you've got your antenna wrapped in tin foil, and sitting in an area that receives better reception, adjust the arms of your antenna again. This will help fine tune your reception even further to try to get the best picture that you can.