TV antenna installation

TV Antenna Installation: The Ultimate Guide

In this TV antenna installation guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about installing an outdoor TV antenna. This includes, the tools you’ll need, the different antenna options available, the hardware needed, and all sorts of other tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years.

Millions of Americans are cord-cutting every year. According to Forbes, 27% of households will cut the cable cord this year alone in the U.S. That’s a huge number! It’s no surprise however, because once you’ve installed your outdoor TV antenna you’ll be receiving crystal clear HD signals completely FREE!

We know you’re anxious to learn what’s involved, so let’s get started.

Preparing for your TV antenna installation

In this guide we are going to focus on how to install an outdoor TV antenna. If you’re contemplating an indoor antenna, check out our article over here. Be advised, installing an outdoor TV antenna is always going to require a little more effort than the indoor antenna variety.

However, you’ll be happy you put in the extra time and effort when it’s done. On average, you can expect pick up about 25% more channels with an outdoor antenna than an indoor antenna.

How much will installing a TV antenna cost?

For this section we are referring to the labor cost involved, hardware needed, and the purchasing of an outdoor TV antenna. Of course, the cost is going to depend on whether you hire a professional installer or do it yourself.

If you’re like most readers, then DIY is probably your preferred way.

Warning…care should be taken before you decide to stick what amounts to a giant lightning rod on top of your roof! In fact, hiring a professional installer is equivalent to about 3 or 4 months that you’re currently paying on your cable bill. Depending on your specific installation, it may be worth looking into.

That said, we’re going to assume that you are going to attempt this TV antenna installation yourself. In this case labor is going to cost you nothing.

Ask a friend for help

If you’re planning a rooftop or attic antenna installation then consider asking a friend to help. This friend could be your child, spouse, or neighbor. A rooftop antenna installation is going to provide maximum reception, however, it is often the most difficult to install.

Don’t worry, if you have no one to lend a hand, installing a rooftop antenna is still possible on your own.

If you do have a friend to help, consider picking up an inexpensive set of walkie-talkies. They will be extremely helpful when trying to align your antenna for the best reception possible. Plus, they are great if you ever go camping, hiking or biking too.

Is your TV digital ready?

Next, it’s worth while to take a look at the TVs you plan to connect to your antenna. If you’ve purchase your televisions in the last 10 years you should be okay. However, if you haven’t and your TV still has the old analog tuner in it. Then you have a couple of options:

  1. Buy a new TV – we’ve done a great review article listing the best 4K TVs under a $1000. (Preferred)
  2. Buy a digital converter box – this will take your digital signal and convert it to analog so your current TV can use it. This is not preferred as there is lossy compression in doing this. However, if a new TV is just not in your budget, check out our review of the best digital converter boxes.

A television with a built in digital tuner is always going to be your best option. Again, if you’re looking to upgrade your TV be sure to check out our review article here. However, a digital converter box will give you a few extra benefits as well in addition to providing you with a digital tuner:

  • An electronic program guide (EPG for short) of all the available TV channels you are receiving.
  • The ability to record your antenna signals via it’s built in DVR functions.
  • Parental controls, timers, and a whole bunch more.

If you’re in the market for a digital converter box, our #1 pick is the Mediasonic HW-150PVR.  This is a great digital converter box. Simply plug one end of your antenna into the ANTENNA IN connector, and then run the provided coaxial cable from the TV OUT jack to your TV and…done!

To check whether or not you have a digital tuner, you should see an F-connector that says Antenna/Cable In. To be sure it’s in fact a digital tuner, consult the user manual for your specific TV. If you don’t have it, write down the model number and search it up online.

What you need for a TV antenna installation?

Of course, depending on the type of installation you are planning (rooftop vs attic) it is going to be difficult to give you a “one size fits all” list of tools and hardware.

If you are planning an attic installation, be sure to check out our article so that you can choose an attic antenna that’s right for you. Plus, it’s loaded full of useful tips for installing a TV antenna in the attic.

To cover most any type of TV antenna installation, plan to have the following equipment tools ready:

  • Extension ladder – depending on your roof height we recommend a ladder that extends at least 20 feet high.
  • Leather tool pouch – if most of your installation is going to require you to work off of a ladder, consider investing in a leather tool pouch. You can find these readily available on Amazon.
  • Antenna Mast – this is what you will be mounting your TV antenna to. You can purchase a manufactured mast on Amazon. The nice thing about these masts is that they are fully adjustable. However, an 1 inch to 1.5 inch piece of metal conduit will do the same and is readily available at your nearest hardware store. The nice thing about the conduit is they come in ten foot lengths.
  • Base Mount – if you plan to install the antenna on the surface of your roof, we recommend purchasing a heavy duty base mount for a flatter roof, or a heavy duty tripod mount for a typical roof. The base mount is designed to house or hold your antenna mast.  We don’t recommend using PVC pipe for your antenna mast, be sure to use one of the options listed above for this job. Whatever mast and base type your choose, be sure the outside diameter of your mast matches the inside diameter of your base mount.
  • Guy wires (aircraft cable) – if you plan on going with a longer antenna mast (such as the 10 foot conduit mentioned above) then you’ll likely want to secure it using some galvanized guy wires. This is also known as aircraft cable. Particularly if it is not possible to secure you mast using clamps and your antenna will be subject to high winds. An antenna that is moving around will surely suffer from some signal degradation. We recommend National Hardware brand guy wire that is 6 strand and comes in a 100 ft. length.
  • Wall bracket or chimney mount straps – if you plan to mount your antenna to the side of your house or chimney then be sure to pickup appropriate straps or brackets. Again, be sure that the outside diameter (O.D.) of your antenna mast matches the inside diameter (I.D.) of the brackets you select. This will prevent your antenna from swaying during heaving wind and rain.
  • U-bolts for securing the antenna to the mast – typically the U-bolts will come with your antenna. Hopefully this will be the case, however, if not it is better to have the antenna in your hands before purchasing these. If you stick with our recommendations of the best outdoor TV antennas, you won’t have to worry about this piece of hardware as the antennas will come with the mounting hardware needed.
  • Sealants – any connections you’re making or holes you’re drilling, make sure you fill them with the proper sealants to avoid rust and/or water damage. The last thing you want to do is replace your roof a couple years down the road to save money on cable! Talk to your local hardware store reps to make sure you have the right sealants for the job.
  • Coaxial Cable – while some of the cheaper antennas on the market ship with their own coaxial cable, we recommend you purchase high quality coaxial (“coax”) cable for this job. RG6 cable is the recommended cable for TV antenna installation. Believe us, the quality of the cable matters, so much so that we did a comprehensive article just on this topic. Be sure to give it a read.
  • Coaxial Compression Tool – we recommend you steer clear of the screw-on type F-connectors and use compression connectors for all your terminations. Having good ends on your cable will minimize signal loss and quality issues. There are plenty available on Amazon at various price points. If you’re looking for a good tool at a low cost, then check out this coaxial compression tool.
  • Compass for aiming your antenna – it will be extremely helpful to have a compass on hand when trying to aim your antenna towards the broadcast towers in your area. These days you can simply download a compass app on your smartphone for free. We have a great page here on the site that will link you to find all the antenna broadcast towers in your area. Simply follow the on-page instructions to get started or see the video a little further below.
  • Other tools you may need – because each TV antenna installation is different, this is where we throw in the “kitchen sink” if you will. Here are some tools you’ll want to have in your tool pouch:
    • Various screwdrivers
    • Socket wrench
    • Tape measure
    • Pencil or pen
    • Adjustable wrenches
    • Roofing screws or lag bolts
    • Cordless Drill
    • Flashlight
    • Small level

TV Antenna Installation Steps

Below are the steps that you should consider taking to perform your TV antenna installation.

Step #1: Locate the Antenna Broadcast Towers Near You

Your ability to pull in pristine digital HD signals has everything to do with your location. Before going out and purchasing an antenna do your homework first.

As mentioned, head on over to our TV station locator page to find out where you are located with respect to the television broadcast towers in your area.

Here is a quick YouTube video we did to show you the tool in action and how to use it:

After watching the video and using the tool you’ll have a comprehensive list of all of the channels in your area, including a relative signal strength map.

Below is an example of what you might see. With this tool it is very easy to see your signal strength.

Station Finder - HDTV Channel Map

The green color indicates you have a strong signal. It is likely that you’ll be able to receive these channels with either an outdoor antenna or a good indoor antenna.

The yellow color indicates that the signal strength is moderate in your area. An outdoor antenna should be able to pull these signals in without issue. However, you will be pushing the range and limits of an indoor antenna.

The orange color suggests that signal strength is moderate at best. A properly installed outdoor TV antenna will be able to pull these signals in, provided it is sufficiently high and free of obstruction.

The red color indicates there is no signal that you’ll be able to receive with consistency from your location. Remember, although many antenna manufacturers claim ranges of 100 miles or more, the reality is even the best performing antennas start to deteriorate after 75 miles. This is due in large part to the curvature of the earth.

TV antenna installation - Line of Sight

Don’t be fooled by these false claims.

VHF vs UHF Channels

This is probably a good time to bring up the concept of VHF (Very High Frequency) vs UHF (Ultra High Frequency) signals. There are many antennas on the market that are capable of receiving both VHF and UHF signals.

However, you should be aware that some antennas are designed to only pick up VHF or UHF. The real difference between the two is the range in the frequency spectrum. We are about to get a little technical, but don’t worry, it’s just to provide you with a little further insight and knowledge into what these terms mean and how they work.

VHF is designed to operate in the 30 – 30 MHz (Megahertz) range. Whereas, UHF operates in the 300 MHz – 3 GHz (Gigahertz) range. UHF waves are shorter in length and higher in frequency, this allow them to penetrate walls and object more effectively than their VHF counterparts.

In summary, if you have a choice between a VHF or UHF only antenna, choose the UHF antenna as many broadcasters and the better channels only operate in this frequency range. As demonstrated in the DTV Coverage image above, all channels near me, accept for one, broadcast over UHF.

What are FCC Channel Repacks?

Okay, a little more technical before we move on. We did say that this was the TV Antenna Installation Ultimate Guide. Sometime in September 2018 the FCC started to change a number of televisions stations “real channel numbers” as a result of a channel auction.

This “channel repack” carried on until around July of 2020. If you’re just installing your TV antenna today, this is something you don’t have to be concerned with as a channel auto-scan will register the correct channels.

However, for existing cord-cutters if you’ve found that you’ve suddenly lost channels. Don’t worry, just perform a channel re-scan and you should be okay. Or head over to to see if any channels in your area were re-packed.

We did a comprehensive article that shows you how to properly use of the website here.

If that doesn’t fix your problem then there is likely something else going on. For some good troubleshooting tips, be sure to check out our article why do my channels keep disappearing?

Step #2: Purchase your TV Antenna

Okay, you’ve just digested a bunch of information and now have all the tools you need to know how to find the TV transmission towers in your area. Now it’s time to buy a TV antenna.

Aside from the VHF/UHF aspects of an antenna we just discussed, you also have to decide on whether you want a Directional or Omnidirectional TV antenna. 

There are pros and cons to choosing one type over another…let’s take a look!

Directional vs Omnidirectional?

Most outdoor TV antennas on the market are directional. This simply means that they are designed to be pointed directly at the TV broadcast tower they are receiving a signal from.

Directional antennas offer superior range and reception quality when compared to their omnidirectional counterparts. However, their limitation is they only point in one direction, which can be limiting if you live near multiple towers like I do.

Omnidirectional antennas, on the other hand, can receive signal from all directions or 360 degrees. This makes them ideal for TV antenna installations where the terrain is relatively flat and free of obstruction. They are also very popular for campers and RV’ers, where your location tends to change frequently.

While omnidirectional antennas seem like the logical choice here, in our experience they simply don’t perform as well as their directional cousins. Therefore, carefully consider your options before purchasing.

More on Antenna Range?

As already mentioned in Step #1, don’t be fooled by the false advertising that comes with many of the “cheaper” outdoor antennas on the market. Antenna manufacturers that claim 150 miles, 200 miles or more are, well, lying!

We are smarter than this now (because you’re reading this article) and know that unless these manufacturers can somehow change the curvature of the earth, then their claims are likely false.

Expect whatever antenna you purchase to operate efficiently in the 60 – 80 mile range, beyond that is difficult. Again, use our TV station locator tool to find out exactly how far the towers in your area are away from you.

What color is your antenna?

If you’ve ever purchased an antenna, you may have noticed a color code on it. This color code corresponds to the classifications laid out by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Note, the CTA color codes only apply to outdoor antennas and are defined as follows:

CTA Color Codes This is just an excerpt. You can review the full explanation over on

Antenna Rotator vs Network Tuner?

So let’s turn our attention now to a couple of options for your directional antenna. Even if you’ve opted for an omnidirectional antenna there is still something in this section here for you when we get to talking about network tuners.

If you’ve decided on one of our recommended directional antennas…great! However, the downside with these, as mentioned, is if you live near multiple broadcast towers then the ability to move your antenna becomes challenging. This is when you may need to consider an antenna rotator.

We did a full article on how to install an antenna rotor that we recommend you read if you’re going down this path. Instead of reiterating what’s already in that article, let’s instead talk about some of the drawbacks to this and why you may want to consider installing a network tuner or multiple tuners instead.

Antenna Rotator Drawbacks

The major drawback to antenna rotators is the installation involved in setting them up. You will need to run a power and signal wire to operate the rotator. This can be difficult for some installations.

The other downside is if you plan to run multiple TVs off your single antenna, then everyone in the house is going to have to watch whatever channels are available depending on the tower your antenna is pointing. This will not get full wife and kid approval!

Enter the Network Tuner?

There is a better solution that comes with all sorts of added benefits and that is by installing a network tuner box. These network tuner boxes often have multiple digital tuners in them that can run off of one single antenna signal.

For example the HDHomeRun CONNECT 4K has 4 tuners built into it.

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This means you’ll be able to stream 4 different channels on 4 different TVs off the same antenna without having to insert a splitter in your coaxial cable. This is huge!

This eliminates the need to add external splitters that effectively cut your antenna signal strength in half. If you’re splitting more than twice, it goes down hill from there. By having a network tuner box you can locate the box almost anywhere, eliminating the need for splitters and keeping your coaxial cable run as short as possible.

Speaking of long cable runs. This is another source of lost signal strength and we’ll have more to say about this further down in the guide. Get your network tuner as close to your antenna as possible. As long as you can connect the network tuner to your home network, you’re good to go!

Now you’re probably wondering, “how does this get around the antenna only pointing in one direction issue?” Well it doesn’t, however, like they say, sometime two is better than one!

Let’s explain what we mean? You can now add a second antenna to your TV antenna installation, point the second antenna toward the other broadcast tower and connect it to a second network tuner box. MIND BLOWN!

And the software that accompanies the tuners will marry the two signal together seamlessly in their app as if it was coming from one antenna…I know it doesn’t get any better than this! 

If you’re using the HDHomeRun CONNECT 4K recommended above, this means now you have 8 tuners that you can watch different channels on 8 different TVs simultaneously. Half of which will receive channels from the antenna pointing in one direction. The other half will receive channels pointing in the other direction.

This network tuner box is packed full of features and is capable of receiving signal in the new ATSC 3.0 standard. For more information on this box and the new ATSC 3.0 standard read our comprehensive article after you’re done here.

Step #3: Choose a good location for your antenna

Now it’s time to carefully consider your options for actually installing your TV antenna. Choosing a good location can often be the difference between receiving signals and not receiving signals.

Where to install your TV antenna?

Installing your TV antenna outside is always going to be the better option. This is because having to go through bricks, wood, drywall, windows, doors and other obstructions is all going to have an impact on your ability to receive a good reliable signal.

However, sometimes it is not feasible to do so (for example if you live in an apartment or townhome). Plus, an antenna sitting on your roof isn’t the most esthetically pleasing which could be an issue for you or your neighbor.

If you can’t install your antenna outdoors then your attic is the next best place to install it. This will give you the height you need with only your rooftop and some insulation to penetrate.

Wherever you ultimately decide to install your antenna, try to ensure that you have the clearest path possible to the broadcast tower. This means avoid trees, other houses, hills or any other obstructions that may be between you and the tower.

How high should you mount your TV antenna?

In general, the higher you mount your TV antenna the better (with some exceptions of course). If you can get your antenna 20, 30 or even 40 feet in the air, your ability to receive a good reliable signal is very high.

On a sunny day, check to see if any obstructions around your antenna are casting a shadow on it. Look at the trees surrounding your property and other houses in your neighborhood. If they are casting a shadow on your antenna, there is a good chance they are also blocking your signal.

For this reason, rooftop mounting is always the ideal option in terms of signal strength and reception quality. Try to extend the antenna 3 to 5 feet above your roof using one of the antenna masts listed.

Spy on your neighbors!!!

Okay, don’t take that literally. What we mean is, next time you’re out for a walk or a drive take a look around at your neighbors houses. I bet you’ll be surprised how many neighbors you never noticed already cut the cable cord and have installed an antenna.

Also, see how they’ve mounted their antennas and see which direction they are pointing. If you know a neighbor that has already cut the cord and you don’t mind chatting with them….strike up a conversation (and recommend this site!).

Step #4: Get your tools ready

Now that you have your antenna and have scoped out the best place to install it, it’s time to get your tools and parts together. Review the installation manual that came with your antenna and mounting assemblies to ensure that you are not missing any components.

You’ll want to do all of this before hand…we speak from experience! There is nothing worse than getting up on your roof, or crawling into your attic just to realize your missing a nut or bolt. If your antenna manufacturer has an installation video on YouTube, give it a view.

Often they will go over the tools needed for the job and provide tips for installation. For example, if you purchase a high-end antenna like the ClearStream 4MAX, Antennas Direct provides a useful TV antenna installation and assembly video.

You can read our full review of this antenna here.

Step #5: Time to mount your antenna

You’ve purchased your antenna, you’ve found the perfect location for your antenna, you confirmed all the hardware and have the tools ready for your TV antenna installation.

Now it’s time to get up on your roof and mount your antenna. Make sure that you’ve assembled as much as you possibly can on the ground before going up on your roof. And always keep in mind your safety.

There are over 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. caused by ladder falls each year.

Wall Mount Installation:

When mounting your antenna to a wall use wall mount-rated brackets to secure the mast firmly. We recommend Channel Master CM-9025 Wall Mount Brackets for this job. We’ve used them on numerous occasions and will offset the antenna mast three inches from the wall.

Ensure the wall brackets are securely fastened into your wall structure (wood or brick) and spaced out evenly so that as much of the mast as possible is secure.

Chimney Mount Installation:

Your homes chimney is a great place to mount your antenna. It’s an already vertical structure on your rooftop and you don’t have to drill holes in your roof or walls to secure it. While chimney antenna mounting is easy and convenient, be sure to check that the chimney’s structure is sound.

Also, be aware that over time the smoke and heat from your chimney may affect your antenna’s performance.

That said, if a chimney mount installation is ideal for you, check out these Easy Up Galvanize Steel Y-Mount Brackets for safely securing your antenna mast to your chimney.

Rooftop Installation:

Using a base mount or antenna tripod, such as the Skywalker Signature Series Heavy Duty, find an ideal location to mount your antenna. The benefit of using a base mount is that it is more flexible than a tripod. It can be used on a rooftop, by wall mounting or even in an attic mount installation.

Regardless of which type of mount you use, be sure that it is securely fastened to your roof.

Ideally, find a roof joist or rafter to lag bolt your mount too. While fastening to plywood is okay, hitting solid wood in your roof is going to provide much more stability. Believe me you’ll sleep better at night when the next major storm comes through.

Regardless of your TV antenna installation type, ensuring the mast is perfectly vertical is key. Any angular deviation one way or another may impact signal reception. This is why we planned earlier for a small carpenters level in your tool pouch.

Now is a good time to pull out your compass or peak at your neighbors roof to roughly align your antenna in the direction of the broadcast tower.

If you are trying to get a “two-for-one” deal with one using one directional antenna and have two towers. You can try aiming the antenna in the middle of both towers and see how you fair.

Otherwise, I recommend exploring the antenna rotator option, or even better, the network tuner option.

Step #6: Running the coaxial cable

This is an often overlooked part of any TV antenna installation. The coax cable itself will introduce losses into your system, as does connectors, splitters and the like.

In fact you can expect to see the following losses, in Decibels, over 100 foot run of RG-6 coaxial cable:

Channel 2 (approx. 60 MHz) …………… 1.5 dB/100’

Channel 13 (approx. 216 MHz)  ………. 3.0 dB/100’

Channel 24 (approx. 536 MHz) ……….. 4.5 dB/100’

Channel 51 (approx. 698 MHz) .…..….  5.6 dB/100’

There are ways to minimize the impact of longer cable runs if it is unavoidable by installing an antenna preamplifier. 

A preamplifier basically takes your antenna signal (at your antenna and before the long cable run) and injects a small amount of gain to amplify the signal so that any losses observed by your long coaxial cable run and downstream splitters are offset by this increased gain.

Care must be taken when selecting an antenna preamplifier as injecting too much gain can be just as bad or worse than not having enough.

For this reason, newer preamps on the market have adjustable gain settings. If you think your cable runs are going to be 50 feet or longer, we highly recommend the Channel Master CM-7777HD Adjustable Preamp for the job. This will allow you to configure different preset gain amounts so you can dial it in just right.

We did a comprehensive article that talks about preamplifiers and distribution amplifier if you’d like more information or education on these devices and their differences. You can read it here when you’re done.

Not only is coaxial cable run length important, but just as important is the quality of the coaxial cable you are using. Word of advise…don’t cheap out on your cable!

Buying a high-end antenna and then connecting cheap, low quality RG-6 coaxial cable is a recipe for disappointment. Look for outdoor 3 GHz rated RG-6 coaxial cable with 75 Ohm and Quad Shielding.

There are several on the market and available on Amazon at a great price point. We recommend this RG-6 Coaxial Cable from Mediabridge.

Waterproof the coaxial cable connections

Another tip is to ensure you apply sealant to all your exposed connections. One of the most common reasons for poor reception is water and moisture. If your antenna comes with a rubber boot, make sure it is installed over the F-connector once attached to your antenna.

It still won’t hurt to add a little bit of sealant prior to this just as an extra precaution. For all other exposed connections, be sure to apply sealant of one form or another. Some popular options are:

  • Apply a silicone or waterproofing grease such STUF Dielectric Waterproofing Grease. This will prevent moisture from seeping into the cable and not affect signal reception in any way. The nice thing about this type of grease is that it can be applied to any other areas, such as, holes, screws and bolts where corrosion or moisture may be a problem.
Running the coaxial cable in the house

Whenever possible run as much of your coaxial cable indoors. While premium cables will provide UV protection from the sun, over time the sun will win and begin to break these cables down.

Make sure your cabling is securely fastened and only run as much as you need for reasons discussed previously. Try to avoid any tight turns or corners. If you must bend the cable around tight corners you may want to consider 90 degree coax connectors.

Be prepared to drill holes in walls, studs and rafters to route your coaxial cable to its final destination.

These holes will also serve as support for the cable. You don’t want your cable flailing around in the wind. Where the coaxial cable enters the house, be sure to caulk or seal up the hole around it.

If you encounter existing electrical cables along your path, do your best to keep away from them. The shielding of the RG-6 cable will provide protection from electromagnetic interference (EMI), however, if you have to cross an electrical cable, do so at 90 degrees.

Test your coaxial cable

Now is probably a good time to test your coaxial cable and connections. Rather than explain step-by-step how to perform this test. Pickup yourself up an inexpensive digital multimeter and watch the video below:

Connect the coaxial cable to the antenna

Now that everything is tested and run, it’s time to connect your coaxial cable to your antenna. Be sure that the fit is snug, you apply seal and/or the rubber boot that came with your antenna.

Step #7: Grounding your TV antenna installation

Again, another overlooked aspect of proper TV antenna installation is grounding. Remember, a metal antenna, connected to a metal antenna mast is essentially a giant lightning rod.

Proper grounding will ensure maximum protection and safety against both direct and indirect lightning strikes.

It is always advised to seek a professional for assistance with any electrical safety type project.

To give you an idea of what’s involved, check out our article on how to properly ground a TV antenna. Depending on your specific location, be sure to check out the local rules for your area.

Step #8: Connecting your antenna to your TV

Finally the moment of truth. It seems like a lot of work…and it is to an extent. However, if you plan properly you can have this entire installation done in a day. 

Now let’s connect your coaxial cable in the house to a TV. I recommend a direct connection to one TV if possible to test it. Once the coaxial cable is attached, power on your TV and run a channel scan.

If you’re not getting the number of channels you were expecting after using the TV station locator tool, you’ll need to get back up on the roof and re-aim your antenna.

This is going to be when it is very helpful to have someone with you to help. Make your adjustment and then re-run the scan. Repeat this as often as necessary to get your desired result. 

If you’re still not getting the result you want, or you’re having problems with your auto-scan. Check out this article here for some troubleshooting tips and tricks.

Final Words…

We hope that you’ve found the TV antenna installation guide useful and informative. Setting up an outdoor antenna is not difficult with the proper planning and a little bit of time. The benefit in doing so will pay you dividends for months and year to come.

Of course, if you feel the job is a little out of your reach, then we recommend contacting a professional installer in your area.

If you want to learn more about cord-cutting, HDTV antennas and tech, check out our full complement of guides and articles here.