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How I Solved Our TV Reception Issues

My husband and I decided to cancel our cable TV a few months ago. We opted to buy an antennae instead of subscribing to another service. I fully support this decision that’s saving us a little over $100.00 per month.

We don’t watch much TV during the week, but we’ve noticed some serious reception issues recently. I was trying to watch the local news from the TV station where I once worked and was forced to switch to a different channel due to excessive signal failures.

We realized we could put a big antennae on our roof, but we really didn’t want to do that. My husband thought we needed a more powerful antennae. I thought there had to be another way.

I kept thinking about this issue. It wasn’t that long ago that I had aluminum foil on the rabbit ears of my TV to improve reception before I got married. Okay, it’s been 20 years or so, but I still thought we should be able to improve our reception by tweaking things a little. So, that’s what I did.

I dug out the step ladder after Jim went to work this evening and began my project. I turned the TV to my favorite station, which was experiencing signal failure, and searched for the best signal by moving the antennae along the wall. I found the sweet spot and hung a shelf, which I had tucked away in a closet, to support the antennae we already own.

I only moved it about six feet to the right, but it made all the difference. I’m currently watching one of my favorite shows without pixelation or lost signal. I checked the rest of our local channels, and they’re all coming in crystal clear this evening. I feel like I’ve accomplished something great. Jim is going to be excited to be able to watch an entire show, but I bet he complains about the shelf. Too bad. Thank you for reading Ozarks Maven! If you’ve enjoyed my little seeds of wisdom and joy, please subscribe to Ozarks Maven, Like Ozarks Maven on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter @OzarksMaven.

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