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. Then continue to scroll 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 sub channels. For example, channel 4.1 will also have sub channels 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.

FCC Auction/Repack

The FCC started an auction designed to re-purpose television airwaves for wireless companies. TV stations are moving to new frequencies between 2018-2020. This repack will affect over 1000 channels. For more information on the FCC auction, you can check out their website. To see if your area is affected enter your address at the FCC DTV reception maps.

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. Please see our recommend antennas below.

Use caution when purchasing an over the air antenna. There are many scams. When buying an antenna, stick to name brand companies who do not exaggerate their clams. The ones we prefer are found on this page. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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 eBay:

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 eBay:

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:

Mohu Sky 60 TV Antenna

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

Available at eBay:

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:


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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, these websites can be very helpful. Just enter your address or zip code for channel results. Click on the logo below to get started.

 

Channel Master – Antenna Locator

 

Mohu Antenna – Channel Locator Tool

 

Antennas Direct – Antenna Selector

 


ANTOP – DTV Signal Maps and 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 favorite OTA content to view 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

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36 Comments

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

  2. Am I able to get tv @ 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: https://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 = (address removed for privacy)
    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.

  9. Hello. I would like to cut the satellite tv and go with an antenna. The results are not showing up for me. I live at (address removed for privacy). Could you please check if I can get any channels? Thank you

  10. Hello, we will be canceling our cable in a few weeks and just running the internet (Mbps) along with Streaming from possibly Sling TV. We have Samsung Smart tv’s one is 4k. I would also like to be able to connect to local channels. The map seems to show that I should be able to have access to these channels with an antenna. the address is (removed for privacy). Not only are we trying to ensure we have the right antenna, we would like the antenna to be connected to a few tv’s if this an option of using just one antenna with multiple tv’s? if so, what antenna options should we be looking at? preferably indoor/outdoor. we’ll most likely use indoor but would like to have the option of outdoor, if needed. We came across ANTOP AT-403B Flat-panel Smartpass Amplified Outdoor/Indoor TV while online. also, I see that there are options for amplified and non amplified. not sure what I should choose here. Help!!!!

    • I ran your address. It looks like most of the towers are in 30-40 mile range so the antenna you are looking at will work fine. That antenna will give you the option to set it up indoors or outdoors. You can start using it indoors and experiment with the placement. If you are not happy with the results you could try mounting it outside or in your attic. As far as splitting the antenna signal it will require a splitter. I have an article explaining how to set it up. How to split an OTA antenna signal to multiple TV’s. Good luck and I hope this information is of some help.

  11. I live in Butte Mt. In a trailerhouse.moutains all around. Will one work for me.

  12. Hello Johan, I want to drop cable at the end of my promo so I bought and connected a Clearstream 4 antenna to mess around with and tried it indoors in various spots. I was able to pick-up over 30 channels. The one eludes me is NBC. I’m mainly interested in the major stations. I get ABC, FOX, CBS and others. I was thinking of removing the dish on my one story house (which I had at one time) and using the mount and the cable for a outdoor antenna. I live in Canton, GA 30115. Every antenna review you read on line is the greatest! Can you recommend one that would serve my purpose and be good enough to split the signal to 2 TV’s (not watched at the same time). Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.

    • The Clearstream 4 is an excellent antenna. You could use the mount and the cable from your old dish setup. You should get a great reception. If you want to split the antenna signal just add a splitter after the antenna amp if there is one. You could use the existing wiring from your dish setup to distribute the signal. I have an article explaining the setup. This would allow you to watch different channels on each TV. Each TV has separate tuners. Your address showed that you should get all the major stations using the current antenna you have. As far as not getting NBC. If you mount the antenna outside you may have better luck. It could also have been part of the FCC rebanding program and may have moved.

  13. I purchased this antenna:
    ViewTV Outdoor Amplified Antenna 150 Miles Range 360°

    and I still cannot get PBS or PBS Kids which are channels 13.1 and 13.2, my zip code is 11704 (NY long island). I was able to catch the signal briefly but it doesn’t last, I originally tried a GE 70 mile in my attic, then I got the View TV one I mentioned above. I wasn’t getting ABC (channel 7.1) and only getting PBS intermittently. Since the channel search programmed 13.1 and 13.2, I would leave it on that channel and try to move the antenna around and call to my wife, sometimes I would get it pixelated. So I figured let me try outside – just finished mounting it outside, and no matter how much adjusting I do I cannot get those channels. Really annoyed that I still don’t get those channels with a 150 mile amplified antenna after nearly killing myself mounting this on the roof lol

    • Sorry to hear about your frustrations. There is a PBS station closer to you, WLIW channel 21. It is about 8 miles away. The FCC is also repacking and rechanneling a few stations that could also be causing problems. This repacking will be going on for some time. It does not affect everyone. Just in certain areas. To get the most current updates to go to the FCC website and enter your address to see what channels are affected.

  14. We live in mid-Delaware. We can’t get ABC-TV. Our antenna is facing Northeast. ABC came in briefly, but didn’t get it again. Will a bidirectional antenna help us get either Philadelphia or Baltimore ABC?

    • You could try a bidirectional or rotary antenna. It should help. Distance could also be a factor in trying to obtain ABC from Philadelphia or Baltimore. It will take a little experimentation to see if it will work. Good luck.

  15. RE: Zip code 45618, around coordinates 38.884871,-83.614651.
    What would be the best antenna to get WBQC-LD, Channel 47, mounted on (metal) roof, apx 30 feet from ground, 8 feet above metal roof?

    Thanks for the great website. Lots of info to digest. (Feel free to email me an affiliate/ad/store link if you have one to purchase the antenna, if available.)

  16. I live in 34698 and I’m about 35 miles away from NBC. I get some of the other channels but I mostly watch NBC. I use to get it but now there is zero signal. I have a $40 antenna from Best Buy and point it 112 degree’s. Its mounted on the roof to the electrical that comes into the house. Do I try another antenna?

    • It could be several issues. Have you tried rescanning your channels? Maybe that channel moved. The tower that broadcasts NBC could have reduced its power or there could be a new obstruction in your neighborhood causing issues. You could try getting a larger antenna to see if you can obtain the signal. It should help.

  17. David Laschinger August 6, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I did a listing of channels for our area; inputting our address, city, state and zip code. When I selected both “Current and Pending” option, it provided a side-by-side list of current (on the left) and current and proposed (on the right). The list on the right was shorter than the left, which doesn’t make sense. Is it possible the column headers are reversed?

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