FREE online DTV reception map tools:
- Rabbit Ears
- Antennas Direct
- Winegard Tower Finder
- OTA DTV
Q: What to look for in the map results
For an indoor antenna, the number of broadcast towers <50 miles away. These channels will likely be shown in green/strong signal. If your in/near a city, 30+ channels is not unheard of.
Q: Do indoor antennas work?
Yes. Indoor antennas do work and are best for stations < 30miles away. There are no 100+ mile indoor antennas. For your first indoor antenna, stick with a reputable name – Mohu, Winegard, Antop, Antennas Direct.
Q: Is there any difference between old rabbit ears and a HDTV antenna?
Not really. Just marketing. By calling rabbit ears a HDTV antenna, it sells better. It makes people to believe they must buy an HDTV model or HDTV optimized antenna to watch HDTV broadcasts.
Q: Can I build my own antenna?
Yes. Stick to proven online designs such as the Gray-Hoverman, pennyloop, stealth hawk, bowtie, etc. These simple DIY antennas have been designed with the proper calculated loop and bar lengths.