Can digital antennas get reception when its raining?
Yes, digital antennas can most definitely get reception when it is raining. Dish antennas are the ones with problems with inclemate weather such as snow wind and rain.
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Distortion in Antenna Signal Reception . There are a number of steps that you can take to prevent this distortion from occuring. But in order for you to know what to do, you should specify a few things, first: a) Do you have an antenna signal amplifier? b) Is it just one or two channels bein…g affected, or is it all of your channels being affected? c) What channels and ranges does your antenna receive? d) What sort of distortion is it? Are adjacent channels bleeding into this one? Are there horizontal streaks and lines appearing? Or is it just an entire screen filled with noise?. If all of your channels are affected or wiped out and you have an antenna signal amplifier, it may be that your amplifier's transmitted signal is too strong. Also, it could be interference from an adjacent channel or the FM band. In this case, you may need a bandpass or a bandstop filter. To get a bandpass or bandstop filter, you should probably turn to an electronics provider like Tin Lee Electronics (www.tinlee.com). You can also contact them about your problem and they should be able to help you solve it.. In any case, if you could specify the above information, it would be much easier to find an answer to your problem. (MORE)
ANSWER: . Even with cordless and cell phone technology, we still make every call on telephone wires made of copper. If you call your next door neighbor, the phone signal has to go to the central office of the phone company and be routed to the neighbours phone. This makes the signal run for miles… on copper cables that are above the ground and also buried. These cables have splices at different locations where two ends of the cables had to be connected. The moisture in the rain, or after a rain can inhibit the electrical passage of your conversation through these splices and the signal gets degraded. This happens more often in rural areas where the phone lines were placed decades ago. (MORE)
Store bought. They have many different varieties. The best come with internal signal amplifiers. You can recognize these easily cause they usually cost more and have to be plugged in to a 120volt outlet. Be sure that the channels you want are all in the UHF band, some HD TV stations are still in the… VHF band (2-13). Some additional info, If you can see the transmitting tower from the roof or where your antenna is to be mounted, avoid the powered ones because the signal to the amplifier can be to strong for the it to handle. (MORE)
The short answer is NO!! The law only states that all TV broadcasts in the US must be in DIGITAL format, not the current analog. Your old antennas will work, however you will need to have a digital tuner. If you google DTV transition you will find ways to get a coupon and where to find the tuners.
Answer . The parabolic antenna is really not an antenna at all - but a collector/reflector, which catches and concentrates RF (radio frequency) into a tiny antenna mounted above the dish, pointed into the dish.. Since satellites transmit at very high frequencies (microwave), the actual antenna c…an be shorter than one inch. To strenghen the signal and make aiming the antenna at the satellite easier, the parabolic reflector picks up a wider area of RF. (MORE)
"Because the signal flows through you. Sounds like you have a ground problem with your mp3 player or at your ground loop of your antenna." That's the obvious answer, or at least the first thing that comes to mind but it doesn't fully explain what's going on when you touch an antenna. I get the s…ame effect when I touch an insulated length of 300 or 75 ohm wire being used as an antenna. It's just a thin sheath of plastic so it doesn't block the electromagnetic waves in the air but it would insulate your body from direct electrical contact with the wire. Also, and I think more importantly, WHY does your body act as such a better antenna? And how can you replicate that effect? IF your body is such an awesome antenna then why hasn't the industry just started making them all to mimic human bodies? Is it just because your body is mostly water? So then would taping your antenna to the side of a metal jug of water help so you don't have to stand there holding it yourself all day? \n. \n. \n. As you have noticed, you don't always have to hold it. Sometimes, just by getting close, you will see the same result. This phenomenon happens because of electromagnetic field around our body originating from heart and brain activities. (MORE)
Analog tv now uses mostly vhf-uhf frequencies for the standard network TV. UHF was added in the 60s for local urban TV signals with the addition of another tuner years ago. Any ham radio operator who has played with VHF 2 meters, or uhf , 450 mhz up, knows that UHF has significantly reduced range an…d is reduced to mostly line of site reception. So guess what sports fans, rural users , with their shiny new converter boxes hooked up to vhf antennas are SCREWED!!! Unless you get an extended range UHF antenna , you will not get TV. You may not get digital TV either if you are too far from UHF digital transmission even with a new uhf "digital' antenna. So, this whole thing is going to cause CHAOS to many rural and other users. Real good planning guys! Million of Americans will have no TV.....!!!!! Stay tuned for the fun on Feb 17, 2009!!@!!! The following is a update. Actually, there is no such thing as a digital antenna, all antennas are the same but a better antenna is one with a amplifier built in and mounted on the antenna itself. This helps the HDTV receive a stronger signal. An exception would be if you can see the transmitting tower from you location, no amplifier is needed. Always buy the VHF/UHF antenna with highest gain you can mount. (MORE)
You can still receive TV signals by antenna, but the signals can only be read by high definition receivers. "New" TVs, VCRs, Satellite boxes and Cable boxes will be labeled as HD ready, so they can translate high definition transmissions, but older, analog based TVs and VCRs will require an adaptor …to translate the HD signal. From what I understand, adaptors will soon be available for about $70 to $80 each and there are supposed to be coupons or vouchers available that will offer a $40 discount (one coupon per family) to the general public. (MORE)
Would it be possible to tune the radio's antenna poor reception for 2002 XG350L where is the antenna?
I believe I read somewhere that the XG350/L antenna was embedded in the windsheild. Some aftermarket head units can boost the signal quality better than the stock radio, or there are "antenna boosters" that install on the antenna cable and are 12 VDC powered. I haven't tried a separate booster, so I… don't know how well, or if they work. I've had the best luck in other vehicles installing Pioneer head units with the "Super Tuner" tuners. [Revision:06/28/08] After looking through some documentation, the antenna is embedded in the rear window (not the front windshield) and there is a built-in/factory antenna booster mounted to the underside of the rear shelf (where the speakers mount.) I've seen at least one other person who had to replace the booster due to poor reception. (MORE)
Yes, but to a very limited extent. . The most common indoor antennas generally may have rabbit ears, discs, and dials. The rabbit ears, contrary to popular belief, get the best directional signal when they are laid flat with both sides sticking straight out, perpindicular on a plane parallel with …the earth, and perpindicular to the line from the broadcasting tower. . The length matters, too, but it depends upon which station is being received. You can set the length in the middle, to the stations you like best, or adjust it for optimum reception for each channel. Loops should be arranged so that the plane that intersects the entire loop is perpindicular to the line from the broadcasting tower. Discs generally are plastic covered loops and should be arranged the same way. Dials make some adjustment in the electrical properties of the antenna. Try each dial position, do a full channel scan, and mark the positions that pull in maximum channels. Then narrow it down from there by watching the channels for a while. Now with that said, these rabbit-ear, loop, disc, dial antennas are not particularly directional because they do not make up for shadow signals that bounce off mountains and trees and buildings (whereas truly directional antennas, outdoor antennas and higher quality directional indoor antennas make compensations for these extra signals.). If the reception is still not satisfactory, then look for an antenna that is truly directional, omnidirectional, outdoor, or has a signal boost. Tuning for digital transmissions is complicated because the picture comes in perfect, not at all, or perfect with sporadic corruptions, which you don't see right away when tuning. For more about selecting an antenna and tuning it, read on... . Going by outdoor antennas (which have definite directionality), antennas specifically marketed as directional have a gun shape to them that you just point. Other indoor antennas are specifically marketed as omni- or multi-directional. With these, there is no problem with aiming. Although they may not be the optimal antennas when all stations are in one direction, they are probably just fine (as I believe they are usually of higher quality than the uni-directional ones.) The information below may also be helpful for aiming and fine-tuning indoor antennas for digital TV reception:. After finding the direction and distance of all the transmitting towers for digital television in the area (from the customized map at www.antennaweb.org), the next step would be to choose an antenna, hook it up, and aim it. . The antenna does not have to be "digital ready". Antennas are pretty much the same for analog and digital TV. (However, it is smart to know the characteristics of digital broadcasts in your area because of the difficulty in tuning to them.) You can start with whatever antenna you have, and if it does not work well enough, then research and buy a more appropriate one for your area. If you have no antenna at all, then try sticking the center wire tip of a cable TV cable into a potato or an orange--just to get an idea of the basic reception in your area. It will last a couple weeks until the vegetable dries out. . You need to be particularly choosy about your antenna if you want to receive channels 2-6, and to a lesser extent for channels 7-13. Channels 14-83 are the easiest to receive digitally, and most any antenna may do for those depending upon the distance and direction. If you are not satisfied with your reception on 2-13, but get 14-83 just fine, then you may want to just be patient rather than investing in an antenna: because of the large degree of difficulty with tuning these stations for digital transmissions, most stations are soon moving to the UHF band, channels 14-83. If you cannot wait, then focus on antennas designed specifically for both VHF and UHF (not only UHF in this case). In deciding whether you need a VHF antenna or not, you must realize that the stations have been renumbered and no longer represent the frequencies they broadcast on. For example, Digital channels 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-1, 5-1, 8-1, etc., are not necessarily broadcasted on VHF channels 2-8. To find out the broadcasted channels you must refer to a list like the one at www.antennaweb.org. (However, that website seems to only show the analog and dash-1 digital channels, not the dash-2 thru 5 channels, so another source must be sought). . If all the stations that you want are in the same direction from your house (within 20 degrees or so), then you can use a directional antenna and aim it right at the middle of the stations.. Outdoor antennas come in 2 basic types, directional and multidirectional. Multidirectional antennas do not have to be aimed. To aim a directional outdoor antenna, follow the directions from the manufacturer.. Indoor antennas are another story. They often come with no documentation, either in the box or on the manufacturer's website regarding tuning or aiming. They may only say turn the antenna until you get the best reception. This works fine for analog broadcasts because you can see the difference in quality when you turn the antenna. But digital broadcasts are different because the picture is either perfect or non-existent, or it corrupts at odd times and stops for a while (closed captioning may turn to gibberish, blocks of the picture turn colors or look like lower resolution, the screen freezes, and then a few seconds later it may restart).. To tune an indoor antenna for digital reception the best method may be to try different positions of the rabbit ears, disc, and dial, and write them down methodically, doing a new complete scan for channels each time, and then count and write down how many channels are found each time. This is a better method for digital because the number of channels found is a better indication of signal quality than the visible picture quality. Be sure not to do manual scans because those function only to add new channels not to count the number of channels receivable. This method would work best when all towers are in one direction.. If stations are broadcasting from different directions, then you should write down not only how many stations are detected, but which ones. Then your job is to come up with multiple settings combinations that get all the different stations you want at different times. After you have discovered them all, then do manual scans in each setting (if your TV has that function) to add all the stations. Then, keep a note close to your TV about which settings to use when actually watching each station. You may need only 2 settings to cover all your favorite stations (and in most areas only one setting will probably be satisfactory).. Since modern digital TVs have computers, one function really missing from them (exists in some models?) is a function to evaluate the tuning quality. Wouldn't it be great if your TV reported the signal quality it is receiving for each channel? I am not an engineer, but from what I know of the way digital TV works, it seems like such an easy function that I wonder if it is not already built in to TVs, but just not publicized. I am definitely looking for this function to appear soon. (MORE)
NSTC is the old analog system of encoding over-the-air television used in the US.. ASTC is the new digital system for over-the-air television.
I get a perfect picture on TV using an antenna. Can not get digital signal to come thru when using either a converter box or a new digital TV. I have following all the instructions carefully and can get no signal for digital. The antenna is new and hooked up correctly. Get perfect analog pictures. W…hy can't I get a digital picture? DTV signals are for the most part weaker than the old analog signals. Your new antenna needs to be a high gain VHF/UHF type with a built in or add on amplifier at the antenna. Don't forget to use new coax cable between the antenna amp and the TV set. Be sure the antenna is pointed directly at the transmitters, many have been moved. Sometime a rotor is a great help if the transmitters are in different direction's. If you using splitters, etc, they might need to be replaced with ones that will pass UHF (900 MHz) signals. (MORE)
The short answer is maybe.. An antenna captures signals which are at a frequency the antenna was tuned for.. New Digital signals are being broadcast in the same channel spaces as were previously assigned to television stations but because many were broadcasting both old and new, their digital sign…als may have started transmission at the upper channels of the UHF band. Many older antennas were tuned out by channel 64 and the newer range runs up to 158 near 1000 Mhz.. The older televison broadcast was on what used to be Very High Frequency bands.. Channel 6 for example is just below the range of the FM radio band with the video signal around 83 megahertz and the audio at 87. This is why you can here what sounds like TV on some FM radios.. By Channel 14 you have moved to the Ultra High Frequency range. This is where many police, fire, and ems radios operate in metropolitan areas around 470 Mhz.. The lower the frequency the longer the antenna is needed.. Cellphones operate mostly around 2000 Mhz or 2 "Gigahertz". You see what length antenna they need!. I don't sell antennas so this isn't a pitch. The new disc antennas "may" provide you a better signal because they are designed to be compatible with current HD technology. In addition, the new disc antennas are low profile and have better wind and weather resistance.. Some stations have been careful to make sure the viewers in their area are able to continue using the same equipment with the addition of a converter box to get their channel by keeping their new signal close in the same channel bandwidth as the old analog signal. This will allow the older antennas to pickup the hd signal unimpeded.. The remaining issue of course is the converter box which decodes the digital signal into an analog television. This is a must have in order to get the new signal on an older TV.. I would keep my eye out around New Years to see if retailers are pairing Converters with better antennas at a bundled price. And don't forget to log on to https://www.dtv2009.gov for savings coupons on digital converters.. Keep your eyes open for bargains.. An Amateur Radio Operator (MORE)
From what I have researched and discovered your normal antenna that you have should suffice in picking up the digital signal. Mine at home is working fine with it. Just be careful because the stores are going to try and say you need to get a new antenna when in reality there is not a single differen…ce in design or material or calibration of any sort.. That person has not had trouble so far because it has not switched to strictly digital yet. (MORE)
Yes, the amplified antenna will sometimes make the TV set work where a unpowered will not.
No. In fact, there really is no such thing as a "digital" antenna. \n. \nCompanies that make TV antennas put things like "HD ready" or "Digital TV ready" as a marketing scheme to get consumers to upgrade or replace their existing TV antennas.\n. \nThe truth is this: There is no difference betwe…en antennas used for analog TV and antennas used for digital TV. Digital TV channels operate on the same frequencies as analog TV channels. Digital TV just uses less bandwidth due to the ability to compress the signal.\n. \nYou may find that you do need a better antenna, however, if you watch any stations with a weak signal. This is because a poor digital signal causes the picture and sound to break up. It is much more frustrating to watch TV with "broken up" digital video and audio than an analog signal with "snowy" video and audio. (MORE)
Yes, you will need an antenna to pick up the digital signal through the air.
No - It can't be a Digital TV antenna - it's the wrong size, wrong shape. Most digital tv is UHF - it needs a little loop like from a coat hanger. Some digital tv is VHF - but you still can't use an old satellite dish. Not gonna happen.
Short answer: Yes! Longer answer: Digital TV and Analog TV share much in common; they are both radio signals, and in the same bands -- in fact the channel number assignments for the physical channels are identical. Your rooftop antenna picks up the radio signal no matter what is encoded on it. It i…s up to the receiver (your converter box, f'r'instance) to make sense of what comes from that antenna.Select a VHF/UHF type. (MORE)
To receive digital TV signals from all stations, it is important that your antenna be able to receive both VHF channels (channels 2-13) and UHF channels (channels 14-51). Some antennas only provide good reception of VHF or UHF channels, but not both. For example, indoor "rabbit ears" usually need to… be augmented with an additional "wire loop" or "bowtie" antenna (see pictures below) in order to pick up signals on UHF channels. Consumers should be aware that even if they use a digital-to-analog converter box, they will still need to use an antenna to receive DTV signals. Many of the antennas currently being sold as "HDTV Antennas," perform best at receiving UHF signals; some of these models state that they provide reception of signals on channels 7-13 but actually perform less well receiving those channels. If you obtain one of these antennas, be sure it provides good reception of all the VHF channels as well as the UHF channels. The reception capabilities of TV antennas also vary considerably, so be sure to talk to retail consultants and look at information on the packaging and/or the Internet to make sure that any new antenna you may choose provides good reception of both VHF and UHF channels. In addition, if you use an indoor antenna and receive signals on VHF channels, you may need to use an antenna with amplification. To check for the DTV signals that are available at your location, use the DTV Reception Maps available at www.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps. (MORE)
In digital there is a signal threshold below which dropout (pixelation) occurs. When an analogue signal degrades the picture just gets 'snowy'. However, digital reception which is running alongside analogue is at quite a low level to prevent interference with the analogue channels and appears more s…usceptible to weather interference. When the analogue signals are turned off the digital signal is boosted to give maximum coverage and will deliver a better service all round. (MORE)
Amplified antennas or antennas with amplifiers are usually the best choices for DTVs.. The digital antennas RCA ANT751 and RCA ANT800 receive good reviews . The Channel Master digital antenna CM-3020 is also highly rated as good antenna.
All antennas are the same as far as receiving a signal. There are some antennas built for converter boxes that have a rotor (to better aim the antenna) and built in amplifier to boost the signal coming down the coax cable (something I strongly recommend) and use a special cable to connect to the con…verter box. (MORE)
The antenna can't tell if it is receiving analog or digital. They are the same. However, some antennae are 'banded' to receive a group of channels and reject others. A high band antenna in a weak signal area may not receive the low band digital channels with sufficient strength to 'lock'.
It provides the public a much picture and sound plus the government stands to make some money. Analog was very old technology.
Im not sure exactly, but I know its towards the sky.... ...yep, Im pretty sure that thats it.... ...final answer.
Yes, but you would need to remove the transformer that is used to match the antenna to the coax cable. This transformer will consume much of the transmitter power if left in the circuit.
All TV sets need a signal input of some type. If you are using Cable TV than you have no need for an antenna in addition. If you don't use Cable, then you'll need an antenna of some time, either a Satellite TV antenna, or to pick up broadcast TV stations, roof top antenna or rabbit ears might be all… you need. (MORE)
No you do not need a digital tv if you have a digital antenna. But you will need a digital to analog converter box if you have an analog tv and a digital antenna.
DTV reception is not as forgiving as analog reception was. A better, stronger signal is need in most cases.
All televisions need a tuner to receive digital signals but almost all modern televisions have an integrated tuner. By linking the antenna feed into the RF input of the television, you should have a complete system without needing an external tuner. This should be the case for almost all televisions… sold from around 2008 onwards. Televisions sold before 2008 (and a few sold since then) are likely to need an external tuner or digital converter box. Although all televisions now sold should have the right tuner for the region, there will be some rare exceptions. Before buying a television, always ask if it has an integrated digital tuner. (MORE)
A digital antenna is a device that allows the user to receive digital television signals from varying distances, depending on where they live. There are three main varieties of basic indoor antennas that will allow the user with a strong television signal to receive digital signals. These are the UH…F, VHF and combined UHF/VHF. There are other models for homes that receive weaker signals, including those designed for placement outside of the home. (MORE)
A digital antenna offers a clearer sound and signal than a regular antenna. There is no interference or static. However, while an analog antenna can get the signal through a hill, the digital antenna must be able to see the broadcast tower. ********************************************************…****** There is no difference. An antenna is designed for a particular frequency or band of frequencies. The mode of modulation is totally irrelevant. (MORE)
There are several advantages to having a digital antenna versus a dish antenna etc. With a digital antenna you don't have to worry about you signal fading in and out when you experience bad weather. Its a constant feed through a cable instead of rays bouncing from one satellite to the next.
No you don't, if you have a good reception with your analogue antenna you can connect it to your Digital TV and it will allow you to see digital channels including HDTV. There is a trend by manufacturers to add 'digital' in front of devices in order to sell them. There is nothing 'digital' about an …aerial, there are no embedded electronics. Having said that, there is a recommended type of aerial design, which suits the digital broadcast better. You need a 'wide band' aerial for best results. This is because the multiplexed, digital channels, in any given area, cover the whole spectrum of the UHF band, from channel 21 to 69. Your aerial needs to be sensitive across this wide band. Previously, with analogue, each region grouped the 4 or 5 channels together in one small part of the band (to stop interference from other regions). The antenna could be made cheaper and smaller if it was restricted to one small part of the band. UHF aerials have colour coded plugs in the end of the reflector support, to show the part o fthe band covered. Wide band aerials are black. If you are missing whole blocks of digital channels, it could be that your aerial isn't wide band. If you get all stations with no freezing or pixellating, job done, don't fix it. (MORE)
The digital TV antennas were made when the analog satellites for TVs went to a Digital satellite. With a converter box and the digital antennas it still makes it possible to use TV that still use the old rabbit ears.
Yes. A digital TV antenna will give you better reception as compared to an analog TV antenna. But, a cable box or satellite dish will give you even better reception than a digital TV antenna.
Comcast will provide you with a digital tv box that allows your television to receive the digital signal and therefore you won't need the digital tv antenna.
The best digital tv antenna usually depends on where one lives and whether one lives in a house or an apartment building. Some of the antennas usually offered are Antennas Direct DB2, Channel Master 4220HD, and Eagle Aspen DTV2BUHF
I live in an apartment that does not have connection to an antenna via a wall and i use an indoor antenna insted but my reception is still quite fuzzy How can I improve my tv reception?
A powered antenna will do wonders over a non amplified one. The powered ant. has a amplifier that has to be plugged into the wall to work.
Make a template of the rim circumference. Measure the length of the receiver to the deepest part of the dish. Obtain a piece of clear ultraviolet resistant plastic and make a template large enough to include the receiver and circumference of the dish and add about one inch to the outer edge. Obtain …a bungee type chord and sew it into the one inch space. leave a 2 in space where the ends come together. Cover the dish and receiver and when there is a snug fit tie the two chord ends together with a square knot and finish sewing the opening. Once the cover is in place spray with pam and wipe off residue. This will shed water and keep the dish dry. renew the spray once a month. (MORE)
Snow is the unwanted noise in the TV signal. To overcome this you need a stronger signal from the transmitters. Increase the height of the TV antenna above the ground, use a larger high gain antenna and use a amplifier at the antenna with new high grade coaxial lead in wire. Be sure the antenna …is aimed correctly. All of these changes will almost always give a better picture. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_eliminate_snow_out_of_TV#ixzz2O7FPpiD9 . (MORE)
GPS works exclusively with the signals it receives from satellites.If it can't receive signals from the GPS satellites, then it doesn't work. Infact, to be completely accurate and truthful about it, a hand-held receiverconnected to an antenna somewhere else doesn't truly tell you where thereceiver i…s ... it calculates where the antenna is. When you get inside too far from windows and open doors, yourhand-held GPS doesn't hear any satellite signals. It may hold and display thelast location it calculated, it may go completely flooey and display nonsense, orit may just display nothing. It's possible that you might be able to extend the range inside,away from doors and windows, and provide enough satellite signal for a GPS towork, with some kind of antenna system tacked to the ceiling. But I just realized . . . WHY BOTHER ? Unless your home or officeis located in a VERY seismically active place, the inside GPS readings from dayto day will become VERY boring, since the building is not moving. If the GPSreceiver is operating properly, then it will read exactly the same number everysingle time you read it in the middle of the kitchen ! You need an indoor antenna system in order to use cellphones andsmartphones, because the 'traffic' they handle is different every time. But onceyou make a GPS measurement of the location of the office copy machine, it'llnever change ! If you're thinking about using GPS to measure and track the layoutof an office where you keep moving things around, I'll really recommend a 100-fttape measure for $14.98 at Ace hardware, instead of a big-bucks consultingengineer to come in and design you a big-bucks indoor antenna system. (MORE)
A receiving antenna does "re-radiate" some of the power it receives, but not all. Some of the power it receives proceeds into the receiver ... which is the only way we detect the signal being received by the antenna.
If you live close enough to the transmitters and you are in the line of sight (LOS) or just beyond. A POWERED rabbit ear type might be right. There are so many variables in this question that much more information is needed to give a more defined answer.
You may find digital TV antennae at any retailers that sell TV sets.There are also many sites on line that sell antenna also, this is the best answer I can give on this question. I wish you luck.
Benefits digital antennas have over analog antennas include an increase picture quality, increase audio quality, higher number of channels from broadcasters, and automatic tuning.
Digital antennae for televisions are widely available at both retail locations and online sites. Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and eBay, for example, all stock this item.
Digital TV offers a much higher resolution and hence a better picture quality than cable TV. Also as it is a digital signal it is possible to include much better quality audio.
Put an digital receiver at the end of it. The antenna does notchange to receive a digital signal, it is passive.