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Why is antenna TV important?

Everyone has cable or satellite anyway,right? That’s the argument that comes up whenever someone talks about broadcast TV… real, actual broadcast TV that people pick up with an antenna. There’s a lot of buzz about whether…




The ABC’s of Antennas, part 5

This is it… the big finish. Let’s wrap up our series on antenna terminology with a bang! Only five letters left! VHF-High VHF-High describes the range of channels from 7 through 13. The frequencies used for…


The ABC’s of Antennas, part 4

When you get to the back part of the alphabet, it’s hard to decide which terms to feature! There are so many to choose from… here are some that might help you in your quest…


The ABC’s of Antennas, part 3

Ladder When going up on the roof to install an antenna, use a sturdy ladder and have a friend stand by and steady it if possible. Don’t rely on a cheap ladder that isn’t rated…


The ABC’s of Antennas, part 2

There’s so much to talk about with antennas! The more you learn, the more you realize there is to learn! Today we continue our series with a few more entertaining nibbles of knowledge. Gain Gain is…



The ABC’s of Antennas, part 1

Antennas are more of an art than a science. There’s a lot that goes into getting that TV picture just right, but for the antenna hobbyist there’s nothing like seeing that crystal clear picture once everything…



What do you mean, “Clear QAM?”

The TV industry loves to confound you with strange abbreviations. One of the weirdest is QAM, pronounced “kwam.” It sounds vaguely Australian, doesn’t it? What’s worse is that if you search for QAM, you find out…