▶ What makes Mohu antennas special?
Mohu is a division of Greenwave Scientific, a team of engineers who have years of experience developing military grade antennas for the Navy. Our engineers have a tremendous wealth of knowledge and expertise in antenna design. Mohu's antennas are an outgrowth of a hidden, "low profile" antenna built into the mudflap of armored vehicles.
▶ Is this legal?
Yes, free television broadcast has been around for over 60 years without interruption. The signal went from analog to digital in 2009, allowing over the air broadcast in full 1080 HD. The signal is broadcast from the towers and received by an antenna. This has been free and legal since the 1940s.
▶ Cord-Cutter? Cord-Shaver? Cord-Never? What does this mean?
A cord-cutter is someone who no longer wishes to pay monthly cable or satellite bills and instead opts to use an antenna to receive over-the-air (OTA) free broadcast television. A cord-cutter may also use a streaming device such as Roku or Boxee to compliment their antenna for more viewing options.
A cord-shaver is someone who wishes to keep cable or satellite on one television but uses an antenna on their secondary televisions, cutting their monthly bill by eliminating extra converter boxes.
A cord-never is a younger person who never had a cable or satellite subscription in the first place.
Leaf and Leaf Ultimate
▶ What is the range of the Leaf® Antenna? What is the difference between the Leaf and the Leaf Ultimate™ ?
The Leaf – The original passive, non-powered, award winning indoor TV antenna. Now with a 10’ coaxial cable. Range is 35 miles for UHF and 10 miles for VHF.
The Ultimate™ – An amplified powered indoor TV antenna with Clean Peak™ filter technology that removes unwanted RF signals and boosts the ones you want for the more difficult locations. Nothing like it on the market! Also with USB powering option and 16’ cable. Range is about 50 miles for UHF and 20 miles for VHF. Additional 5 dB gain than the Leaf Plus and improved filtering technology make it the best Leaf yet.
Both are modeled after the discreet vehicular mudflap antenna designed by our engineering team for the U.S. Military.
Please refer to our TV FOR FREE page to see what channels you can receive.
▶ Will The Leaf Work For Me?
is designed to work within 35 miles of the towers with the above criteria.
The Leaf Ultimate
is designed to “amplify” or boost the clarity of your picture when it falls into the moderate or yellow areas but also provides an additional 10 miles or so. However, the Leaf Ultimate may not work well if the location is within 3 miles of the broadcasting towers, as the strong signals
can actually overload the amplifier of the Leaf Ultimate and may reduce the overall performance.
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▶ How much does the Leaf cost every month?
Nothing. The Leaf® Antenna is a one-time purchase. The Leaf® will allow you access to free OTA (Over the Air) network programming such as NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox (varies by location). There is no monthly fee.
▶ I heard that the Leaf doesn’t receive VHF or Hi-V band stations. Is this true?
This is false. The Leaf® does receive VHF or Hi-V stations. The Leaf® is optimized for UHF stations, which comprises about 95% of the TV stations today. The Leaf® will still receive VHF stations but it will not be able to receive them from as far away as the UHF band stations.
▶ I have a flat screen TV, does this mean that my TV is digital ready? Do I need a digital-ready TV to use the Leaf Antenna?
Yes, your TV does need to be digital ready. Many users mistakenly assume that their flat screen, high-definition TV is automatically digital ready, when it may not be. Please check your television manual to see if your TV supports ATSC tuning.
▶ Can I use the Leaf Antenna with an old standard definition (SD) TV?
Yes. To use the Leaf® with an SDTV you will need a digital converter box. Any HD programming that you receive will be displayed on your television in SD quality.
▶ Can I get Hulu Plus, Netflix, and streaming content through my Leaf Antenna?
No, the Leaf Antenna® is not a streaming device, and functions only as an antenna to receive Over-The-Air (OTA) High Definition Broadcast TV signals. You will need a streaming device (i.e. Roku, D-Link Boxee Box, or gaming console) to utilize Hulu Plus and/or Netflix. Your Leaf® and your streaming device should be viewed as complimentary products and are connected to your television through different input jacks. You will be able to switch between the two with your television remote.
▶ Can I use an extension cable to extend the coaxial of the Leaf to acquire a more suitable location for my Leaf?
Yes. Just make sure to use 75 Ohm coaxial cable such as RG-6 or RG-11, low-loss versions of these are preferred. Running a cable greater than 25ft may degrade your antenna’s performance.
▶ Can I use a splitter to connect the Leaf Antenna to more than one TV?
We recommend that you use one Leaf® per TV. The splitter divides the received signal strength between each TV which may mean that you may not get all of the channels you would get otherwise.
▶ Can I combine two Leaf Antennas to get a stronger signal?
No. Two antennas will not result in a stronger signal, and will not enhance results.
▶ What is the Mohu™ return policy?
Sky HDTV Antenna
▶ What is the range of the Sky?
The Sky is recommended for use within 60+ miles (UHF) and 45+ miles (VHF) of transmission towers. If you are unsure of your distance from the towers or are curious as to what channels transmit in UHF and VHF at your location, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for a signal strength reading.
▶ What are my mounting options?
The Sky is designed to be mounted in either your attic or on the outside of your house, preferably on the roof. Most users will receive the best signal the higher they mount the antenna. We recommend using the supplied mounting bracket for optimized performance. We do not recommend mounting against a wall or placing it horizontally. It was designed to stand vertically.
▶ Can the Sky be used if I have aluminum siding or a metal roof?
As long as the Sky is mounted outside, away from the siding or above the metal roof, it will work. It is possible, however, that signal blockage or scattering from the metal roof may occur.
▶ What is the maximum cable length I can use before the signal starts to degrade?
Additional cable length would depend on how close you are to the maximum mileage threshold in relation to the transmitters in your area. It will matter less if you are closer to the towers. Please contact email@example.com
for a signal strength reading to determine what you can expect.
▶ Is the Sky weather resistant?
Yes. The Sky antenna is water and lightning resistant.
▶ Can I distribute the signal to more than one TV?
Yes. By using a RF splitter (not included), the signal can distribute to two televisions. If you distribute to multiple televisions, an amplified splitter (distribution amp) is recommended. When using any splitter, please note that the pigtail would plug into the splitter input instead of the television.
▶ Can I use the Sky with my existing antenna, cable, or satellite system?
If you have an existing over-the-air (OTA) antenna system, the Sky can replace it. However, the Sky power injector will need to be placed ahead of any power splitters in your existing antenna system. If you already have coax for a cable or satellite system, the Sky may be able to use that coax. The Sky power injector must be placed ahead of any power splitters or amplifiers in the system and the splitter must be capable of passing OTA TV signals (54-800 MHz). The Sky cannot be used at the same time as your cable or satellite system.You can download a diagram of the Sky installation and splitter diagram on the bottom of the Sky Product page
▶ What is the product warranty on the Sky?
Our warranty is one year for all products. Please see our Warranty/Returns
page for further details.
TIP: If you are unsure if the Sky will work at your location, we suggest connecting it to a TV on the highest floor of your home before mounting it permanently to see the minimum amount of channels you will receive. When mounting it permanently, place the Sky as high as you can. The Sky usually works optimally outside, results may vary.
Bounce Wifi Enhancer
▶ What does the Bounce™ do? Not do?
The Bounce™ is a Wifi enhancer, which means that it concentrates your signal where you need it, as opposed to an extender which repeats and relays your signal, cutting your bandwidth.
The Bounce™ does not amplify the signal, rather it focuses and “points” the signal from the router toward a favored direction. The Bounce™ does not 3x stream speed everywhere – only where you point it.
The Bounce will not increase the speed of your Internet connection to your home. It will improve the reliability of the signal between your router and your laptop or device, which can produce faster download speeds to your computer.
▶ Does the Bounce™ work on all WiFi routers?
Yes, and no. The Bounce™ works on routers operating on 2.4 GHz with an external antenna (often referred to as a ‘rubber ducky’ antenna. It may not work on routers operating at 5 GHz (802.11n). The Bounce™ will NOT work for routers with internal antennas.
Download the Bounce™ User Manual
▶ How do I run a channel scan to get my Leaf to pick up signals?
The “channel scan” option is located in your TV menu and is accessed by pressing the “menu” button on your TV remote. The channel scan option may be listed as: auto program, channel search,channel setup or autoscan. Also, please make sure that your TV is set to “Air” and not “Cable”. Please run your channel scan after each location change to instruct your television to re-draw the signals through your Leaf®.
▶ What is the best placement option for my Leaf?
The best location for the Leaf will vary by location. A wall placement will work for most locations, however placing the Leaf in or around a window can allow for less signal obstruction. Do not hang the Leaf® on or near any large metallic objects as metal reflects the signal.
▶ How do I connect the Leaf Antenna to a digital converter box?
Plug the antenna into the “ANT IN” port on the back of the converter box. Run an extra coaxial cable from the “ANT OUT” connector to the coax port on the back of your TV and scan for stations within your digital converter box’s menu screen (some converter boxes will scan for stations automatically). Once the scan is complete, you will change the stations using your digital converter box’s remote.
▶ How do I connect my Leaf Antenna to my DVR?
Make sure your DVR has a coaxial cable hook-up and a digital tuner. Find and select the option within the DVR menu to scan for stations (often called “antenna scan”).
▶ I used to receive a particular station that is no longer coming in clearly. What gives?
There can be many factors that affect signal strength. Factors such as topography, changes in weather patterns or vegetation can all have a strong effect on signal strength. It’s important to run the channel scan whenever you notice any undesirable changes in the TV signal.
▶ How do I mount the Leaf Antenna on the wall?
The Leaf® Antenna is shipped to you with two adhesive hook and loop pads which can be used to mount the Leaf®. Alternatively you can mount the Leaf using push pins through the outer edge of the plastic laminate or simply use tape to mount it on the wall. To optimize performance, temporarily tape the Leaf to the wall in several different locations (performing a channel scan for each location) to determine where signal strengths are the highest.
▶ How do I connect a Leaf and a cable box at the same time?
You can use an A/B coax switch to hook both up to your television. You will have to manually switch between the two inputs depending on which you would like to use.
▶ How do I install the Bounce™?
The Bounce™ slips onto your Wi-Fi router’s antenna. Be sure to push it completely over the antenna, as far as it can go.