Quick Answer: Are Digital TV Channels UHF Or VHF?

In the US and Canada, the VHF television band occupies frequencies between 54 and 216 MHz and the UHF band between 470 and 890 MHz.

In general, VHF channels are numbered 2 to 13 and UHF channels 14 to 51.

However, the channel’s physical broadcast frequency is not always reflected by the channel number you see.

What is the difference between UHF and VHF TV channels?

VHF signals are on the low side of the broadcast frequency band, which means they have longer wavelengths. In order to pick up these longer wavelengths of VHF signals, the elements that make up a VHF antenna have to be sufficiently long as well. UHF signals, on the other hand, have shorter wavelengths.

Will UHF VHF antenna work on digital TV?

In many cases, this is all you need to do to watch DTV broadcasts. To receive DTV signals from all stations in the area, your antenna needs to 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.

What frequency are digital TV channels?

Television Broadcast Frequencies

BandRF ChannelsFrequency
VHF-Lo2 – 654 – 88 MHz
VHF-Hi7 – 13174 – 216 MHz
UHF14 – 69470 – 806 MHz

Is UHF or VHF better?

VHF radios (Very High Frequency) operate between 136-174 MHz. The advantage to a VHF walkie-talkie is that it can cover more distance with less power because VHF waves are longer and remain closer to the ground. Another benefit of VHF waves is that they will penetrate trees and foliage better than UHF radios.