Frugal suggestions for better TV antenna reception in rural areas?

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      Any of you that live in very rural areas, use a TV antenna and have real problems with reception like me? Do any of you have frugal suggestions for me to receive better reception?

      #94359 Reply

        We live in Maine and use an antenna primarily for when we lose power. WE can watch tv with our generator on…otherwise we stream for TV with our Wi-Fi. Some roof antennas are better than others and you can check their range. It might be where you have it placed on your roof?

        I know when the leaves are on the trees, I get some channels that don’t come in…it is definitely something you have to play with as far as location…

        #94360 Reply

          Do you have an amplifier on it? Is it by a window or high enough space? You can also get an outdoor antenna. Also what’s the mile range on it? Some have higher capabilities

          #94361 Reply

            Try moving the antenna. Mine was sitting on the table beside the TV and one day we realized raising it up about 6” made a huge difference.

            #94362 Reply

              You might need a better antenna. I use a Clearstream 4MAX. It was around $170 at Best Buy but it works great.

              #94363 Reply

                I live in a rural area and it works great. It depends on your actual area.

                #94364 Reply

                  Can you buy a Firestick off Amazon and stream free channels instead using your internet service?

                  #94365 Reply

                    My antenna is on top of the roof attached to a post left by a satellite dish. The only time I have trouble is when it’s rainy and windy hard. It’s from one of the branch stations out of Columbus. And that’s because of where it’s coming from.

                    I get channels that are their sister stations very good.

                    #94366 Reply

                      I don’t live in a rural area but my neighborhood is in a hole. Ha! Tried but cannot get anything so I just use fire stick and then fire stick my local city news I use live feed on Facebook

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