Not in my experience. If you are talking about indoor antennas, like a Terk for example, all you are doing is amplifying what is in the first place a poor signal. I've had better luck with a simple, unamplified, whip, or a wire (T shaped & placed under a carpet). The Godar is a passive that gets good marks as well. Best antennae is a multi element direction outdoor antenna with a rotor. Next best is the same in an attic with out a rotor but pointed in the direction where you get most of your stations. I would use amplifiers on an antennae only to draw in very distant stations, not as a bandaid for poor local reception.