WDHN is providing this Over The Air (OTA) Digital Television (DTV) reception information that may assist you with receiving our signal.

Reception tips:

  • Try to adjust antenna position for best signal level & most stable picture.
  • Sometimes moving the antenna to different location may help. I have had viewers move antenna 4 ft and improve signal level & stability.
  • Higher gain outside antenna will have more elements providing higher gain.
  • Increase height of antenna – at least roof mounted or if possible higher (may require a tower.)
  • If more than one TV is on the antenna use an amplified splitter
  • Try a rescan of channels on your TV or convert box. This will usually restore reception if signal level is adequate.
  • Occasionally the receiver or converter box may lose the channel information of one or more channels.
  • There are five simple steps to a double rescan for a converter box or digital TV, which are as follows:
  • Disconnect the antenna from the box or digital TV.
  • Rescan the box or digital TV without the antenna connected. As with any scan follow the on-screen instructions or owner’s manual for your device.
  • Unplug the box or digital TV from the electrical outlet for at least one minute.
  • Reconnect the antenna to the box or digital TV and plug the unit into the electrical outlet.
  • Rescan the box or digital TV one more time.
  • The location of an indoor antenna is key. And one of the most popular spots for indoor antennas – on top of the TV – may not be the best. Consumers having trouble with digital TV reception should try moving their antennas to one of these locations:
    • Near a window
    • As high as possible
    • Away from other electronic equipment, including computers, VCRs, DVD players, converter boxes, and the television itself
  • If you are using “Rabbit Ears” extend the rods all the way out for the best reception of channels 2-6 or reduce the length of the rods to 12-18 inches for the best reception of channels 7-13.
  • If you are using an outside antenna- what is the age? If its more than a few years old, weather & time take their toll therefore reducing signal strength. Ensure all outside connections are corrosion free, tight, and sealed against the elements.
  • Does your antenna have a rotor to allow you to turn antenna from inside? If yes, try to adjust for the best signal level reading on your TV & most stable picture. If you don’t have a rotor, then it is more difficult but the same technique applies.
  • Wind can sometimes move an outside antenna. Visually check antenna position and ensure it is pointing toward the transmitter location.

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