Assembling Your HDTVa or 144P003A Antenna:
- Insert the UHF receiving elements into the antenna base until the curved line on the UHF element is completely inside the housing and you have a snug fit. See Fig. 1.
Note: The receiving elements may either be inserted vertically or horizontally depending on which way gives you a stronger signal. See Fig. 2, 3.
Connecting Your HDTVa or 144P003A Antenna:
- Connect the cable from the HDTVa antenna to the Power Injector terminal labeled TO ANTENNA.
- Connect the TO TV lead on the Power Injector to the ANT/AIR IN or VHF/UHF on your TV or set-top box.
- Plug the Power Adapter from the Power Injector into a standard AC outlet.
- Switch the Power Injector "ON" for amplification.
Note: The Power Injector MUST always be plugged into an AC outlet, even if it is turned to the OFF position.
Locating Your HDTVa or 144P003A Antenna:
- Your HDTVa is a precision instrument and should be placed in a location that is best for receiving TV signals.
- Your HDTVa can be placed on top of any standard TV for ease of adjustment.
Operating Your HDTVa or 144P003A Antenna:
- Rotate the antenna base so that the small end of the UHF element faces the broadcast tower to seek the best quality picture.
You can use the following Web tool to find where the broadcast towers are located:
Go to the Antenna Locator. Enter your home's address and then "Submit". Click "View Street Level Map" to see which direction you should point your antenna towards.
- Once you have positioned the UHF elements to receive the best UHF picture channels 14-69, then extend the two dipoles.
For best results on channels 2 - 6, extend the dipoles to their full length and position them horizontally.
For channels 7 - 13, shorten the dipole elements and place at a "V" angle as required.
- Do not place your HDTVa near large metal objects or appliances that could create interference.
- Do not lift your HDTVa by its receiving elements or place objects on them.
- Do not force the dipoles past their normal rotation positions.
- Late model televisions have on-screen menu control for viewing VHF/UHF "Off-Air" or cable broadcasts. Please ensure that this menu control is at the proper "Off-Air" position.