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Old 08-08-2020, 08:40 PM
 
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[SIZE=4] I just purchased a 19” Insignia TV from Best Buy and I connected a One For All City indoor antenna to it via a coaxial cable. I scanned for channels, and it picked up 29 channels, but none of my 7 local channels, like the local ABC station, or the local CBS station, or the local NBC station. How can I get my TV to pick up my local stations?[/SIZE]


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Old 08-09-2020, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Use this site to see if there are any towers in your area. And if you are in an area surrounded by mountains and towers on the other side of the mountains...might not be able to get all stations or any stations.

I used to live in a city that HAD no digital TV reception due to being basically in a large canyon.

I now live in an area that is similar but I can get most stations.

TV Broadcast Tower Locator
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:04 PM
 
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Thank you for the Great Information f5fstop !
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Old 08-09-2020, 03:27 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Thank you for the Great Information f5fstop !
Then get a decent antenna.
I like Winegard as a brand. The flat type work well enough in most situation.
(I have an attic model but still haven't connected it)
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Old 08-10-2020, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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In some locals, regardless of the antenna you cannot receive any channels...period. I would say never; however, that can change if stations decided to install some repeater towers or possibly if you installed an antenna on a tower on top of a ridge....

Another advice is to go to a local TV shop that installs antennas and ask them. When I first move to my present location, I did just that and the guy looked up my location on the internet and stated some, maybe all, won't know till connected.
He said that was pretty standard in my area.
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Old 08-10-2020, 02:29 PM
 
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Thanks again f5stop. I live in the middle of Los Angeles, and I can look up at the top of the hills and see towers. When I do channel scans, I usually get local channel 2, and sometimes local channel 4, but never local channels: 5,7,9,11, or 13.
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Then like Mr. Rational suggested, try another antenna. Walmart, Amazon allow 30 day returns. Or best, talk to a TV shop (local) maybe a Geek squad person at Best Buy...(MAYBE?).
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:41 PM
 
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This is the second antenna that I have bought. It claims to have a 45 mile range, and 360 degree multi directional reception. I live in an apartment building, so I can't use a outdoor antenna.


https://www.oneforall.us/tv-antennas...indoor-antenna
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Old 08-12-2020, 12:21 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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I suggest this site for checking station availability at your location. Most of the sites that use zip codes identify a couple of dozen stations that are available to me, but I can only receive 4. This map allows you to move the location to where you are in the zip code.
https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps
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Old 08-12-2020, 12:52 PM
 
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Thanks for the information Jiminnm !
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