In places where cable TV lines or satellite signal receivers are not available yet, the presence of UHF antennas will come as very indispensable and versatile equipment to have. Not very long ago, we could make use of almost anything to get ourselves a better television reception.
All it takes is just a little ingenuity and you can have your TV set reception working well. If you have a coat hanger or some metal rods, they can help do the trick of fixing the reception on your boob tube.
When digital signals took over, the use of improvised devices was displaced. It is put into oblivion. Nowadays, such measures are no longer applicable because they have become obsolete.
There is another term for which UHF aerial antenna is known for, the ultra-high frequency antenna. The design in which this type of antenna comes in is primarily intended for receiving radio signals as well as other mobile phone signals, even WiFi signals.
While they are commonly used for television broadcasts, this type of antenna can also pick up different kinds of broadcast signals including high definition channel broadcasts.
And even if it is common to see VHF antennas or high-frequency antennas to come in a rabbit ear design, they are a foreshadowing of UHF antennas.
We have a couple of types of UHF antenna and some of them can be easily distinguished from one another, but here are some to help you decide on what could be the most appropriate to have on your TV set.
Different Kinds of UHF Antenna
Whip UHF Type of Antenna.
This type of antenna (UHF) is made from a single metal rod attached to a single conductor. By the sheer design in which they come in, we can safely say that they are more appropriate for use in old models of mobile phones, walkie-talkies, and automobiles for radio signals. These devices too have their whip antenna mounted inside of them.
When whip antennas undergo modification, they can be made into loop antennas where the single metal rod is being looped so they can be attached to 2 different conductors instead.
Bow Tie Antenna
The bow tie antenna is the better alternative for use in television because they help enhance the reception. Similar to how the loop antenna is made, they usually come with 2 conductors although they don’t resemble a bow tie (contrary to its name).
Instead of the two conductors attached to the antenna, it is composed of 2 antennas. Every single one of those is made to attach to one and separate conductor.
Compared to a manifold of other new antennas, this is relatively weak. It can be used indoors, however, you can’t have high hopes that its signal strength will be that intense. But you can take advantage of some reflectors to further enhance its strength.
Yagi Uda Antenna
The more appropriate application for the Yagi Uda antenna is for UHF aerial installation. This variant was invented by two Japanese professors, Hidetsugu Yagi and Professor Shintaro Uda.
The reason behind the popular use of this type of antenna can be attributed to the fact that it is primarily designed to receive UHF signals.
While it is only capable of picking up signals coming only from a single direction, the moment that you have properly aligned it to the right direction, it will be able to pick up strong signals and properly transmit them. This explains the reason why it is usually seen on house rooftops.