If you see that TV is detecting channels over the air but not displaying it after scanning seems like a TV issue. Some of the old TVs may not work. Try to rule out by connecting that same antenna to different TV to see if that TV picks up the channels.
You do not need to use any amplified as the antenna does not require POWER. You just have to point to certain direction where most channels are getting launched from. Use the website www.tvfool.com and put your zip code. Based on your location, it will tell you which direction you should point your antenna to get most number of channels.
Yes. Outdoor install require a ground.
My Installer did not ground it as the ground would require to run wire to terminate to a pipe (metal or copper).
It comes with few brackets as my antenna is mounted on the roof.
Although many hoa’s will give you issues, they often are not aware of FCC OTARD law or try to get around it. Check out the law. It states size limitation, common area,historic and other limitations. Usually in a privately owned home, the main restriction is that it has to be used for over air broadcast, under 1 meter in size and not used for ham operations.
The antenna looks single directional, however, mine it pointed North and I get all kinds of stations from Bakersfield ( South about 6 miles away.)
No. Modern TV are set up to receive digital broadcasts only. If not a CRT TV, you are set.
It appears that this is for VHF High only -- starting at 174 MHZ -- Channel 7. If you have a station identified as "Channel 2" or "Channel 4" that station may NOT be actually broadcasting on VHF low band. MOST ARE NOT. If you know that the actual frequency is around 80 MHz, no, this antenna is nit designed for VHF low band -- but it MIGHT work well enough if you are within 25 or so miles....