Quick Answer: Why Is My Antenna Not Picking Up Channels?

First check that your TV is set to the correct Source or Input, try changing the Source or Input to AV, TV, Digital TV or DTV if you haven’t already.

If your “No Signal” message is not due to incorrect Source or Input being selected, then it’s most likely caused by a set up or antenna fault.

Why is my antenna not finding channels?

Possible causes: Once you have properly installed the antenna, changed the input on your TV to ‘ANTENNA’, and run a channel scan, you should be receiving at least some of your local channels. If this is not the case, the reason could be one of the following: There is not a clear line of sight to the broadcast towers.

How can I get more channels with my antenna?

Here are my hints and tips to help you get the most channels with your indoor antenna.

  • Experiment with Different Locations in Your Home.
  • Use a Longer Cable To Reach That Window.
  • Face it Towards the TV Transmitter Towers.
  • Lay Your Antenna Flat Horizontally.
  • Move it Higher Up (Highly Recommended)

Can a TV antenna go bad?

That balun is usually the thing that goes bad. It’s pretty durable and works well, but most baluns are simply printed circuit boards and with enough hot and cold weather, they can crack. At the same time, some of the wiring that connects parts of the antenna together or connects to the balun can crack.

What do you do if your TV says no signal?

UNPLUG THE CABLE GOING FROM THE TV TO YOUR CABLE OR SAT BOX

-Remove the HDMI cable or other cables from your Cable TV or SAT set top box. -Keep the cable unplugged for 2 to 3 minutes. -Plug the HDMI cable or other cables back in. -Give it some time for the Cable or SAT box to get the signal and initialize.