Struggling to get Kare11 on your Antenna? It’s a common problem for a lot of antenna users in the Twin Cities. Even after doing your research and buying the “right antenna” it still doesn’t work. It’s so frustrating, but why?


Kare11 is on a VHF signal.

Some of you have probably heard that Kare11 is a VHF station, which requires a slightly different antenna than UHF stations. What does that mean exactly? Long story short, it means you need a larger antenna. For some folks, a set of rabbit ears work well, for others, more work is required.


Be careful of antennas that say “VHF” on the box.

Many antennas you purchase in the store advertise themselves as a UHF and VHF capable. This really doesn’t mean much. Because antenna reception is somewhat of an inexact science, there’s no governing body that tells antenna manufacturers what they can and cannot put on their labeling. We could package a coat hanger in a nice looking box and label it a 150-mile range UHF/VHF antenna and no one could stop us (not that we’d ever do that, we pride ourselves on our high-quality products and sterling reputation).


Consider a professional install.

So you’ve tried multiple antennas and still can’t get Kare11? You want to watch their award-winning news programs, the Superbowl, the Olympics, or just have yourself a good cry while watching “This Is Us” all without losing reception? Consider calling Cable Alternatives for professional antenna installation. We guarantee Kare11 will come in perfectly for any metro area install. In fact, we’ve done installs as far away as Sartell (over 70 miles!) and have gotten perfect reception. Believe it or not, Kare11 is one of the stations that’s easier for us to work with. Have any more questions? Check out our antenna installation page, or contact us today! We’d be happy to answer your questions. We’ve got the right antennas, the know-how, and the expertise to give you perfect reception on Kare11, as well as the other big stations in the Twin Cities. Guaranteed, or your money back!