Check Your Address for Free TV
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Signal analysis toolHave you ever wondered what television signals are being broadcast in your area?  Perhaps you've recently purchased a new HDTV and you're looking for some High Definition content.  Or maybe you're just looking for some additional sources to compliment your existing cable and/or satellite services.  Well, here's a tool that can analyze your location to help determine what FREE broadcasts might be available in your neighborhood.

This tool can help answer questions like

  • Which broadcasters are transmitting locally?
  • How far are the transmitters from me?
  • Which direction should I point my antenna?
  • How strong are the signals in my area?
  • What analog and digital channels are available?

If you'd like to check your location, then...

>> Click HERE <<

Note: This uses the same processing techniques that are used in generating the coverage maps except that this analysis is done with much greater precision.  The coverage maps are great for seeing general signal trends, but this tool can provide a more precise reading for your specific location.  If you would like additional information, you can also check out the Signal Analysis FAQ.

See Which TV Stations You Can Get on a Map
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Interactive mapsNow you can check your location for free TV with our interactive mapping tool.  See the local TV transmitters on a map and check their signal strengths.  This tool give you all our latest database updates, coverage maps, and signal analysis on a dynamic map with lots of information about every transmitter right at your fingertips.  This tool will let you do all of the following:

  • List available channels for any location
  • Adjust the location being analyzed (to fix address lookup errors)
  • Play "what-if" scenarios with different antenna heights
  • See the direction of each transmitter to help you point your antenna
  • Overlay coverage maps for each station
  • Generate a summary report, which can be shared, printed, or saved for future reference

To see maps of your area, click...

>> Start MAPS <<

Note1: The propagation modeling algorithms are the same as those used to generate our coverage maps and Signal Analysis reports and does take into account the effects of terrain, transmitter power, and other factors.  For more details, please see our Signal Analysis FAQ .

Note2: This tool uses Javascript to download and display maps and overlays.  A modern browser, high speed internet connection, and high resolution display (1024x768 or higher) are recommended for the best experience.  For slow connections, you can use our more bandwidth-friendly Signal Analysis Tool.

Google Earth Coverage Maps
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Coverage mapsIf you're wondering what your local broadcaster's coverage area looks like, then here's a way to find out.  The files listed here contain transmitter placemarks and coverage maps for viewing in Google Earth (available for free).  Each package, organized by metro, lets you "see" the TV environment for all the local broadcasters, and lets you explore their coverage maps in a virtual 3D world.  In addition to helping you understand your OTA reception prospects, these maps can also be quite fun to play with!

You also have the option of browsing the Online Maps, available on this site.  The online maps are quick and easy without any downloading or Google Earth requirements, but they also lack the visualization features and detail available in the equivalent Google Earth maps.

Complete Collection of Transmitter Icons
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Transmitter iconsHere is a file that contains all the TV transmitters in the FCC database converted to Google Earth format.  It will let you visualize the location of all the transmitters relative to your home and you can even learn a few things about them by clicking on their icon.

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