TV Station Locator Tool

TV Station and Antenna Locator Tool

See what free channels are in your area?

Just enter your zip code or full address below to find out what free HD channels you can receive in your area. This tool will work in the USA and Canada. After you enter your zip code or address, click the map this button. You will then be presented with stations and broadcast towers that are available in your area. Next continue down the page to select the proper color coded antenna for your area.*By checking off "show lines pointing to each transmitter" the map will generate the location of the broadcast towers. This will help to select and point the antenna in the proper direction.







The stations listed in the results are only the primary broadcast stations. Many of these primary stations also broadcast subchannels. For example, channel 4.1 will also have subchannels 4.2 and 4.3. Each of these sub channels broadcasts separate content. So you may receive more channels than listed above. Monthly channel scans on your TV are recommended to obtain the latest over the air channels.

Selecting an Antenna

Each station listed above is classified by a color code and distance from the broadcast towers. Use the color chart below and distance (Dist mi) to determine your antenna.

TV Station Locator Tool

Just plug the antenna into the back of your TV.

Green Stations (30 Mile Range)

Green stations will require a basic indoor antenna to receive these channels. Here are some recommendations:

Mohu Leaf 30

Available at Mohu:

Mohu Leaf 30 Indoor HDTV Antenna

Available at Amazon:

ClearStream Eclipse Indoor HDTV Antenna 35

Available at Antennas Direct:

ClearStream Eclipse Sure Grip Indoor HDTV Antenna

Available at Amazon:

Mohu Leaf Glide 60 Mile HDTV Antenna

Available at Mohu:

Mohu Leaf Glide HDTV Antenna

Available at Amazon:

Yellow Stations (60 Mile Range)

Yellow stations will require an attic, outdoor or balcony antenna. Here are some recommendations:

Channel Master STEALTHtenna 50

Directional antenna, good if broadcast towers are in one area. It can be mounted outdoors for longer range.

Available at Channel Master:

Channel Master STEALTHtenna 50

Available at Amazon:

Channel Master STEALTHtenna 50 CM3010HD Antenna

by Channel Master Channel Master
Amazon Price: $21.01 £96.12 CDN$ 42.88

Mohu Sky 60 TV Antenna

Multi-directional antenna, for homes with broadcast, towers on opposite sides. Provides signals from two locations.

Available at Mohu:

Mohu Sky HDTV Antenna

Available at Amazon:

ANTOP UFO Dual-Omni AT-415B Outdoor/Attic Antenna

Omni-directional antenna for broadcast towers in many directions.

Available at ANTOP:

ANTOP UFO Dual-Omni AT-415B Outdoor/RV/Attic HDTV Antenna

Available at Amazon:

Red Stations (80 Mile Range)

Red stations will require an attic, rooftop or pole mounted antenna to obtain any stations. Here are some recommendations:

Channel Master EXTREMEtenna 80

Multi-directional antenna for homes with broadcast towers on opposite sides. Provides signals from two locations.

Available at Channel Master:

Channel Master EXTREMEtenna 80

Available at Amazon:

Antennas Direct DB8 Multi-Directional Outdoor UHF Antenna

Multi-directional antenna for homes with broadcast towers on opposite sides. Provides signals from two locations.

Available at Antennas Direct:

DB8 Ultra Long Range Multi-Directional Digital TV Antenna

Available at Amazon:

1byone 85 Miles Digital Amplified Outdoor


Directional antenna, good if broadcast towers are in one area.

Available at Ebay:

1byone 85 Miles Digital Amplified Outdoor / Attic / Roof HDTV Antenna

Available at Amazon:

Gray Channels (100 Mile Range)

Grey stations will require a large high gain rooftop or rotating antenna to obtain any stations. Here are some recommendations:

ViewTV Outdoor Amplified Antenna 150 Miles Range 360° Rotation

Omni-directional antenna for broadcast towers in many directions.

Available at Ebay:

ViewTV Outdoor Amplified Antenna 150 Miles

Available at Amazon:

Channel Master CM 3020 HDTV Antenna

Directional antenna, good if broadcast towers are in one area.

Available at Channel Master:

Channel Master CM 3020 HDTV Antenna

Available at Amazon:


Other Helpful OTA Antenna and Station Locator Websites

Are you still having trouble finding an HD antenna? If you are looking for more information on available channels and antenna options, then these websites can be very helpful.

Channel Master

Channel Master has an excellent video explaining how to select an HD antenna for your home.

HD Antenna Locator Sites:

These sites can help you select the proper HD antenna for your area. They all have helpful resources and locator tools. Just enter your address or zip code for results. Click on the logo below to get started.

 

Channel Master – Antenna Locator

 

Mohu Antenna – Channel Locator Tool

 

Antennas Direct – Antenna Selector

Record Over The Air TV with a DVR

Combine your OTA antenna with an over the air DVR. This will allow you to record all of your favorate OTA content to veiw at a later time. Some of these boxes will also allow you to stream content from the internet by using many of the popular streaming apps.

See our article on popular OTA DVR’s:

Record Your Favorite Shows With an OTA DVR

Supplement Your Antenna Channels with a Streaming Box

By using a streaming box in conjunction with your HD antenna, you can save money. All you need is an Internet connection and you can start streaming. Say goodbye to expensive cable bills! There are many affordable streaming packages available like Sling TV, Hulu, Fubo TV, You Tube TV, Direct TV Now, Amazon Video and Netflix.

See our how-to guides below to get started:

Alternatives to Cable TV Using Live TV Streaming Services.
How To Get Rid of Cable One Step at a Time Guide.

If You Need Help Selecting An Antenna. Please Leave a Comment Below.

For More Information on HD Antenna’s. Click on Our Guides Below:

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15 Comments

  1. If you need help selecting an antenna. Feel free to leave a comment.

  2. Am I able to get tv @ 598 Brinton Rd. Port Lorne, Nova Scotia ?

    • I did a search and looks like you can get a few channels with a roof top antenna. Channel list: CBHFT-5,CBHT-6,CJCHTV1,CIHF-TV-5,CIHF-TV-6,CJCHTV6,CBHFT-6,CBHT-7,CJCH-13. Most of the broadcast towers are spread out. You may want to consider a rotary roof mount antenna, so you can point the antenna in the right direction. Example here: http://amzn.to/2qm0FxY. Good luck!

  3. Hi, can you tell me which would be the best antenna I could purchase as regards getting the most channels with decent quality? Im happy to put a freeview antenna on the roof if needs be! Thanks for your help

  4. I just got a Hue bridge for home automation which needs to be plugged into my internet router. By doing this I just lost 3 OTA channels. I have a Mohu indoor antenna on the way to replace my older one. Unfortunately I cannot more my router to a different location. Is there anything that an help cut out WIFI signals from interfering in my TV reception?

    • There are some filters that can cut out wireless interference, mostly from cellular towers. It maybe a power interference problem. It could be electromagnetic interference from the power in the house, due to the extra load of the home automation bridge. You could try unplugging power one by one and see if the problem goes away or use a power conditioner to clean up the power. Here is an example of a power conditioner: http://amzn.to/2BUeASf. If you want to try an antenna filter Channel Master makes a few. Here is one I recommend: http://amzn.to/2zhffuh. It will filter out cellular interference but may also work on wireless routers as well. I hope this helps. Good luck.

  5. Who do I contact about the moving of the channels??? I bought a $50 tuner to work on my xbox. And it worked fine until they moved the channels out of my tuners range!! It was fine, why move it? Anyone who used their xbox as a tuner will be in the same boat.

    (All of the channel numbers shown above have been moved)

    • The FCC has rebranded some frequencies. It does not affect all areas. It’s a process of reclaiming some frequencies for other uses, then moving some channels to a new frequency. You can see our article about rescanning your channels and why the FCC is making changes: http://www.overtheairdigitaltv.com/ota-tv-channels-moving-time-rescan/. Some of the new channels may not be broadcasting at the power the where formally. It could be a weaker signal that may require an amplifier or a larger antenna.

  6. I was under the impression that I would receive at least 20 channels with my anntena. I sometimes receive 4 or 5 and on occasion, 6 .
    Can you please help me to figure out which anntenea would work best in my home?
    I live in SE Calgary on Dovercliffe Close

  7. It would be awesome if you could add “Pointing direction” to the channel listing. That way I would know exactly which direction to point the antenna when I’m on my roof.

    • There is an option that you can check off allowing it to “show lines pointing to each transmitter”. It is just below the generated map. This will give you the locations and direction of each broadcast tower. This can help you point your antenna in the right direction. Hope this helps.

  8. Address = 34 Strong Rd Owego NY 13827
    I want to drive 4 TV lines from a roof antenna
    Would a multi-directional or directional be better ? I assume I will need a distribution amp also.

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