Around 2009, most analog broadcasting television stations were converted to digital transmission, but they were permitted to keep the same channel numbers that they were identified by prior to the conversion; with that, the "old" VHF channels 2 - 13, in today's environment were kept for identification, but are now being transmitted digitally, which is actually a UHF signal. I found this antenna to be acceptable, it picked up the signals in the area very well, to include the virtual channels, e.g. 11.2 (or 11 - 2, depending on your system). I am using the antenna within the intended range of the product. In my usage, I have found it to be directional, but I am on the outer edge of its intended range. Also, it is easy to assemble, and for the price point, I have found it to be a quality unit.