UHF and VHF radio frequencies operate at different wavelengths.
A VHF signal sends relatively large radio waves, while UHF signals are sent on smaller waves that arrive closer together.
The elements or prongs of your antenna are directly related to the length of the radio wave.
Are digital TV channels UHF or VHF?
UHF frequencies are used for both analog and digital television broadcasts. UHF channels are typically given higher channel numbers, like the US arrangement with VHF channels 2 to 13, and UHF channels numbered 14 to 83.
Can you get VHF on a UHF antenna?
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, soon to be channels 14-36 after completion of this transition). Some antennas only provide good reception of VHF or UHF channels, but not both.
How do you combine UHF and VHF antennas?
All you need is: Any two antennas. We also recommend an antenna amplifier like this one: Channel Master Titan 2 High-Gain UHF VHF TV Antenna Preamplifier (CM-7777) from Solid Signal to make sure the signal is as strong as it can be. Connect the two antennas to the combiner using equal length cables.
What is VHF antenna?
VHF is the first band at which wavelengths are small enough that efficient transmitting antennas are short enough to mount on vehicles and handheld devices, a quarter wave whip antenna at VHF frequencies is 25 cm to 2.5 meter (10 inches to 8 feet) long.