n. an omnidirectional antenna tuned to the broadcast frequencies assigned to television [syn: tv-antenna]
A television antenna, or TV aerial, is an antenna specifically designed for the reception of over-the-air broadcast television signals, which are transmitted at frequencies from about 41 to 250 MHz in the VHF band, and 470 to 960 MHz in the UHF band in different countries. Television antennas are manufactured in two different types: "indoor" antennas, to be located on top of or next to the television set, and "outdoor" antennas, mounted on a mast on top of the owner's house. The most common types of antennas used are the dipole ("rabbit ears") and loop antennas, and for outdoor antennas the yagi and log periodic, and UHF multi-bay "flat" ( Reflective array antenna) antennae.
Usage examples of "television antenna".
It was coming from the roof, where the television antenna was anchored.
The wet shingles squeaked under his feet as be moved cautiously across the slope toward the television antenna, which was anchored near a brick chimney.
The bowl was a giant dish-shaped radio and television antenna and the bogus palm trees were hydraulic arms that raised and lowered it.
And, finally, the Indian who had risen up out of the corner of the living room as the storm struck, young Rod playing with the TV in defiance of her orders, and the lightning strike on the television antenna, just as Rod's hand was on the dial.
By looking carefully he could spot the signs of a number of homes within half a mile or so the corner of a roof, a glassed-in porch built to command a river view, a twenty-foot television antenna poking through the trees.
He was on the roof of his building with binoculars, pretending to fix his television antenna.