After a hectic day, it always seems to be the best time when you unwind yourself and relax in front of the TV antenna. Hence it may seem to be quite frustrating when petty issues arising on your TV or the antenna lead to whiling away of that time. But the real issue when you are unable to watch your TV is to identify whether is it your TV antenna at fault or is it something to do with your TV. Let us have a look at few of the signs which your TV antenna would already be hinting at so as to say that now it is high time to repair the antenna or get a new one.
Most of the times, you can get to the know the core of the problem when you properly examine your TV antenna without the need for a professional. But when the diagnosing of the problem becomes difficult along with carrying out an appropriate troubleshooting then there would be a need for hiring a professional who can help you get to the core of the TV antenna issue and how it can be repaired.
Before you even think of repairing or replacing the TV antenna, it is very much important to check whether it is your TV antenna that has gone wrong and not any other equipment. You can check with your neigbours to see if they are facing with similar issues else you can also check any other TV present in your house which are connected with another TV antenna.
Bent or broken antenna:
This is an obvious issue. A previous night thunderstorm or bad weather would have led to the antenna bend or breaking of the antenna. The effects of weather can lead to catastrophic failure of any electronic equipment. Hence if you see that the antenna has been bent or broken then it is time to get professional help to fix the issue. At times there would be a need for replacement of the antenna so that you start receiving signals back again.
The cable fittings have worn out:
Time and again it is important to keep a check on any kind of corrosion or loose cable fitting of the coaxial cable. You should also check if the cable has been compromised. If there is an issue with the cable, then better get it replaced then finding any fault in the antenna.
Inappropriate location of the antenna:
When you do not receive proper channels on your TV or time and again it shows No Signal. Then it would be better to adjust the TV antenna in a appropriate location or direction. If this still does not work, then you can check if there are any other loose cable or problem with the connections. If everything else seems fine, then it would mean something is not right with the TV antenna. You would need to get in a professional to check the core of problem.
It is important to stay vigilant towards any problems of the TV antenna. To enjoy your favourite shows without any interruption keep your eyes open and look out for any signs given by your TV antenna. Timely repair would save you the cost of purchasing a new antenna altogether.