How to Boost Indoor TV Antenna Signal?

Are you thinking of cutting the cord or swapping your pricey service for an indoor TV antenna that enables you to watch free-over-the-air television? Then you will need to have decent reception.

To have a clear reception, the first thing you have to take care of is location. It does not only matter the place where you put your antenna, but it also matters where you live.

In previous days, using an antenna was easier. Nowadays, we have moved to all-digital HDTV signals. In olden days, to get a good picture quality, one must attach a foil to an antenna's rabbit ears. But as soon as we switched from analog signals to digital TV signals, it became easy to receive crystal clear HD picture quality with an antenna.

In many cases, receiving ideal reception with an indoor TV antenna becomes very easy. Whereas, it becomes challenging in some instances, such as location and obstructions like walls, buildings, etc. Do not worry if you are not receiving good reception; we have listed a few recommendations that can help you to boost your indoor TV antenna signal.

But before that, let us take a few minutes first to know what can be the causes, inside or outside your home, for TV signal disruption.

Reasons for disrupting TV signals

Sometimes you keep on trying adjusting your antenna when you don't get your TV signals. At times it works, and sometimes it will not work. But have you thought about the reasons for not getting TV signals? There are many human-made, environmental, and geographical factors such as tall buildings, street lamps, hills, etc. that might fall in the line of sight from the source of radio transmission signals to your antenna and weaken the signals.

During severe weather conditions, you will not get the TV signals because the atmospheric pressure systems shift the radio signals and cause fluctuations in transmitting your TV signals.
You know that even a few sources in your house also can disrupt your TV signals. Sources such as insufficiently shielded cables and wires, LED systems, or faulty equipment like amplifiers.
At first glance, you probably will not know what is causing the issue. 

You might blame the service provider every time, but making little adjustments, as we have recommended in this article, will help you to fix your problem. The following are the few tips on how to boost the Indoor TV Antenna signal.

1. Higher is Better

The height of an antenna is the most crucial factor in getting a clear reception. We recommend you place your indoor TV antenna in an attic, on a wall near the ceiling or near a window. Making a small change in an antenna's placement can determine the difference between good and poor reception.

2. Remove the electronic interference

Sometimes you might not get better reception due to the electronic equipment placed or installed near the TV. These devices might be interfering with your TV signal. So first, we need to find which device is causing interference, hence unplug all nearby devices like computers, gaming systems, speakers, etc.

Also, unplug all your TV connections except the antenna and power. Then re-test your signal. If you find improvement, start turning each equipment one-by-one to isolate the equipment that is creating interference.

3. Point Your Antenna Towards a Broadcast Tower

Antennas are directional, so they need to be placed pointing towards a broadcasting tower. So the first thing to do is to identify the locations of broadcast towers in your area before placing the antenna. For locating the broadcast towers, you can visit a few websites -,, 

You can enter your street address in any of these online tools and see a map showing the distance and direction of broadcast towers near you. Once you get the tower location, you can easily place your antenna pointing towards them to get good reception.

3. Try an Amplifier

If you are living very far from the broadcasting stations, then an amplifier is required. Installing an amplifier will increase the signal strength and help to pull more channels. But if you live close to a tower, then buying an antenna amplifier can be the worst decision. The amplifier might intensify noise and make signals stronger than television can accept.

4. Rescan for Channels Regularly

At many times a small channel scan can get you new channels. Many channels are moving to new frequencies during the transition, so we recommend periodically rescanning your channel to get new stations that you might not be able to get previously. You will get the idea of how to rescan the channels once you turn on your device. You can also get some help from the manuals that come with the purchase. 

5. Get a New Digital Tuner

Do you know a digital tuner converts incoming TV signals into the digital layout for display on the TV screen? It's either found internally or externally, such as a set-top box. The tuner stores channel information that allows you to switch channels. Hence, you can also buy a new tuner such as a converter box or a Tablo or a Roku separately to get more channels. Believe it or not, it is one of the best investments that can offer a comfortable digital experience. Do not get any second thought and go, replace the old digital tuner. 


We hope you have learned from the above article that doing little experiments will help you to find what works best for you. It is essential to know that all indoor TV antennas will not work the same for all households. Every situation is unique and also broadcasting signals. 

But one thing is sure if nothing works, try moving your antenna to a higher location as it is the main criteria that work best to get the right signals. If you have any other queries, we are here to help you with anything and almost everything related to antennas and related stuff. So, go ahead and enjoy watching your TV without any tension.


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