A Long-Distance Omnidirectional TV Antenna

Omnidirectional TV antennas are great because these devices can pick up signal in a 360-degree direction around the device. This means that you don’t have to aim these devices the way you would a directional antenna. You literally just mount an omni antenna to a mast above your house than connect it to your TV. If there is signal to be had within the antenna’s range, you’ll probably get it. The key phrase in that statement is “within the antenna’s range.” Omnidirectional antennas are notorious for having shorter effective ranges than their directional counterparts. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy fix.

Who Needs an Omni Antenna?

Typically, people who have TV signal coming at their home from a variety of directions need an omnidirectional antenna. The device’s 360-degree reception is usually able to receive most or even all of these TV signals within their coverage area. While these antennas are an excellent for many people, there are a couple of problems that are typically encountered by homeowners who choose this option:

1. Poor Coverage Under the Antenna: There can be an issue where an antenna is unable to get signals that come in from below. In other antennas, this problem can be fixed by installing the device at a slight downward tilt. You can’t do this with an omnidirectional antenna. To help minimize this issue, many owners make sure not to mount their omni antennas too high over their homes.

2. Mostly Low-Gain Antennas: The second problem with omni antennas is that they tend to have short ranges. While all makes and models are different, 20-30 miles tends to be the average reception distance for most omni antennas. While this is usually ideal for people who live fairly close to their local TV station transmitters. Anyone who lives in rural communities far outside the city might not be able to use an omnidirectional antenna. This is unfortunate, because many rural areas are situated between two TV markets. An omni antenna with longer range might be able to receive channels from both cities.

Your Omnidirectional TV Antenna Solution?

So, if you’re still with me, you know that omni antennas are great for receiving signals all around you but tend to have a short range. What if I told you that there is an omnidirectional antenna that can receive signals up to 60 miles away? That’s the case with the Antop UFO. This is definitely a long-range omnidirectional antenna with plenty of other exciting features to help you get the best TV reception.

In addition to its range, the UFO comes with a built-in amplifier. This makes it great for installations that have more than 100 feet of cable. Note: Long cable runs and splitters can diminish an antenna’s signal strength, which causes poor reception. This power amplifier compensates for that. It also helps to improve the signal of some of the weakest HD channels.

When it comes to mounting, the Antop UFO is one of the most convenient antennas. It comes with everything you need to secure this antenna to your roof, balcony, or patio. This antenna is only 15” x 15” x 3.7” so you can also use it as an indoor antenna. (Not everyone wants to climb up a ladder to install these things on their roof and that’s okay.)

Do You Want the Antop UFO?

If so, your friends at Solid Signal are the ones to call. We carry this and other Antop TV antennas, as well as nearly every other top antenna brands. More important than that is our antenna recommendation service. How does that work? You call our team of antenna experts and provide some information about where you live. Based on those details, we’ll determine how far you live from your local TV transmitters. This lets our team recommend the best TV antenna for you.

Let’s say you’re interested in the Antop UFO. Rather than ordering it, you decide to give us a call. Our antenna experts crunch the numbers and discover that you live less than 60 miles from your local transmitters. Boom! The UFO is perfect for you. In the chance that you live further out, we’ll recommend another TV antenna that delivers the most free local TV. Either way, it pays to give Solid Signal a call at 888-233-7563.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.