How to Receive Ukiah's TIA TV Signals
Almost everyone in Ukiah can receive the TIA stations. Here's how.
Try a small indoor antenna...
Many homes in Ukiah can receive TV with a small low-cost antenna like the one shown here. There are also various newer models as found on sites like Amazon. Respectech in Ukiah can help you select and obtain an antenna.
Point the front of the antenna toward Cow Mountain (the east side of Ukiah valley). If the picture is poor, try moving the antenna around or locating it at a window. It needs to be facing east, toward Cow Mountain with an unobstructed view. If your house is metal or stucco, you may need to try it out in a few different spots.
Or use an outdoor antenna...
If you live out of town, or if your view of Cow Mountain is blocked by a house, trees, or other obstacles, an outdoor antenna will often solve the problem. These antennas come in different sizes, but a small 4-bay bow-tie model works quite well.
Respectech in Ukiah can help you select and obtain an antenna. They can also help you install it on your house for a nominal fee.
Connect your antenna to your TV...
NOTE: You do not need a converter box for TIA channels.
If your antenna is more than a few feet from your TV, use a short length of coaxial cable.
It is best to use the wire type called RG-6. The older RG-59 cable is not great for UHF stations.
If the wire is longer than 20 feet, or if your reception is poor, it is a good idea to add a small UHF booster amplifier as well. The booster will greatly improve the picture quality.
Setup your TV...
Once your antenna is connected, you can setup your TV to make it easy to go to each channel. See scanning for stations for a how-to.
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|Updated 14-Nov-2017 [Edit]|