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WESH 2.1 Orlando NBC reception problem

Why can't I get WESH TV 2.1 NBC and 2.2 METV from Orlando?
The reason may surprise you.

If you have a TV antenna and can't receive WESH TV channel 2.1 from Orlando and you receive all other Orlando channels, the problem is likely the antenna not the TV station.  It doesn't matter if the antenna is an indoor, attic or roof top antenna, it's likely not designed to receive the WESH VHF TV signal. 

You can't receive a VHF TV signal using a  UHF TV antenna.

It requires two different types of antennas combined into one to receive both signal types. The VHF section of the antenna must be considerably larger. The UHF section of the antenna can be much smaller in size and get the same results. To properly receive both types of signals there must be a larger section of the antenna dedicated to VHF reception and a smaller section for UHF reception. The two antenna sections are combined into a single antenna. One antenna section receives VHF signal and one section receives UHF signal. The two antenna sections are phased together creating a single VHF and UHF antenna with a signal output connection on the antenna for the reception of VHF and UHF TV signals.  

Is the antenna truly designed to receive the WESH channel 2.1 VHF signal? 

  • Does the antenna have elements protruding horizontally from the antenna? 
    No protruding elements, no VHF reception. 
  • Are the protruding elements on the antenna at least 3 feet long?
    If not, you got it, no VHF reception.
    See: Difference between a VHF and UHF antenna >

Indoor set top TV antenna.

Your best chance at receiving the WESH signal using an indoor antenna is good old fashioned rabbit ears. The extending poles (rabbit ears) are the VHF portion of the antenna. Without the rabbit ear part of the antenna the WESH TV signal travels past the antenna with very little signal received as it does so. 

A paper clip becomes a VHF TV antenna. 

Hopefully you have learned, just because someone says a paper clip is a VHF antenna, doesn't make it a VHF antenna. You should now be able to recognize antennas making  false claims about VHF TV reception. Just because an antenna claims to be capable of VHF reception, doesn't make it so. You simply can't change physics. 

Orlando antenna TV transmitter location. 

The WESH TV transmitting antenna tower along with all of the Orlando TV station antennas is located about 15 miles East of Downtown Orlando. The antenna location is near Christmas, Fl. 

Below are excellent examples of TV antennas that are properly designed to receive both VHF and UHF digital TV signals. 

HD Stacker Antenna details >

VHF and UHF TV antenna for the reception of all Orlando TV channels

Use the HD Stacker antenna > above for location up to 70 miles from the transmitting antennas. 

EZ HD Antenna details >

EZ HD TV antenna for the reception of all Orlando TV channels.

Use the EZ HD antenna > above for locations up to 40 miles from the transmitting antennas.

Rabbit Ear Antenna

Rabbit ear VHF UHF antenna

Use the rabbit ear antenna above for locations within 10 miles from the transmitting antennas.
Indoor antennas are hit and miss.  Variables such as your homes building materials and neighboring buildings and terrain will affect the results.

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