RCA Antennas

RCA Provides the Basics on How to Install Antenna

Any household do not need expensive High-Definition TV to get good reception. A good antenna and a great antenna installation is all it takes to have quality TV time for the entire household.


Hauppauge, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/20/2014 -- Installing antenna may not be as easy as some people might think. It requires skills and proper planning to make sure is installed the right way for it to work properly. Prior to installing an antenna, proper research must be done to ensure that one will benefit from the antenna installation.

There are basically two types of antenna. The first one is the indoor antenna and the other is the outdoor antenna. Features and benefits vary on the specific location on the person who will use the antenna. Indoor antennas are easy to install while some even has great reception wherever it was placed inside the home or the office. It also comes at a more affordable price compared to outdoors antennas. However, there are some indoor antennas which has limited reception because of its price.

An outdoor antenna on the other hand, has a lot of benefits such as the option of unidirectional or omnidirectional reception. It also provides better and increased receptivity of digital signal. Outdoor antennas also comes in different shapes and sizes like arrows, satellite dishes and grids. There are also numerous ways on how to install outdoor antennas for better reception. Choosing an outdoor antenna entails proper installation.

Since installing an outdoor antenna may appear to be strenuous to some people, here are a few tips on how to install antenna:

1 . Make sure that all materials are gathered first before the installation: These are a few examples of the things needed while installing basic antennas; antenna, 75 ohm to 300 ohm transformer which should be included on the new antenna package, mounting kits such as braces and u-bolts, mast, UV-resistant outdoor coaxial cable, grounding block, 2-way or 4-way splitter depending on the number of TVs which will be connected, digital converter for each TV connected to the antenna, hammer or regular drill, masonry or regular drill bits, wood screws, TV signal booster and ty-wraps. Having all these materials handy during the antenna installation can save time and energy to the person installing it. It may also lessen the cause of danger in preparing outdoor antennas.

2 . Assembly is Key: Assemble the antenna on the ground. Make sure all bolts and nuts are secured. There are antenna models which already comes with a coxial connector while some needs to be connected to the transformer. In some models however, the transformer is already built in. Thus, it is best to study and read the user manual first before initiating installation.

3. Select Aerial Location: Prior to installation, it is important to check the aerial location. Make sure that the installation is not too close to any electrical wires or tree branches. The antenna must also be located 10 feet about the roof. The nuts on the mounting kit must also be tightened for it not to loose.

4. Secure the Antenna: Once the antenna is installed, the cable must be secured by tying ty-wraps. The cable must not be stretched or rotated by the action of the rotator.

5. Lastly, the coaxial cable must be connected to the grounding block or the splitter depending on the structural pattern created during the installation.

These are some of the simple tips and steps on how to install antenna. Any household do not need expensive High-Definition TV to get good reception. A good antenna and a great antenna installation is all it takes to have quality TV time for the entire household.

About RCA Antennas
RCA has consistently delivered innovation and quality for consumer electronics products since its beginning in 1919. The story of RCA begins with the emergence of wireless communications made possible by the discovery of radio waves and amplification technology in the early years of the 20th Century. What began as wireless telegraphy, sending dots and dashes through the air instead of over wires, grew to become voices, music, and eventually video transmitted and received over the air with the development of more sensitive transmission and receiving equipment.