Over-the-Air Antenna

Your local ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS channels


Since June 12, 2009, all over-the-air TV broadcasts are broadcasting in digital.  HDTV broadcast quality is often superior to the quality of the same HD programs received through cable. 

STEP 1:  Find out what channels are available in your area. 

Check reception maps for available local channels in your area by zipcode.


TipLow-cost indoor antennas should be capable of receiving most “GREEN” listed channels without problem.


STEP 2:  Buy  (even build a free!) HDTV antenna

Buy a low-cost HDTV antenna



CheckBuild your own HDTV antenna for those channels within 35mi.


BUY Build Your Own

TipAn indoor “set-top” antenna is probably sufficient to pick up strong (within 35mi) stations.   



TipThe amplified flat antenna does help eliminate the occasional pixelation/screen freeze on marginal channels. 


The average homeowner/DIY’er should have no problem receiving strong (green marked) stations with an inexpensive flat antenna.  Flat antennas can be easily be positioned on the wall/window to find that “SWEET SPOT” or even hide from view.  I have found a few inches in positioning can make all the difference.




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