What TV Channels Would You Get With An Antenna?
Hundreds of people are "cutting the cord" every day. Well, let's be honest, they're really just exchanging one cord for another. They are dumping the expense of cable or satellite, but replacing it with a couple (or more) streaming services. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Youtube TV, network specific streaming services, etc. At $8 to $12 each, these add up quick.
If you really want to save some cash, but still see your shows, you're going to want to start using an antenna to watch the networks over-the-air.
But, what channels would you be able to get with an antenna?
Well, that all depends on where you live in relation to the specific station's transmitter sites.
The Federal Communications Commission website has a cool tool that tells you, based on your address, what TV stations you would be able to pickup with an antenna. Just enter the address, drop a pin on the Google map, or allow the site to locate you. In return, you'll get a graphic like the one below.
The generated list tells you what network they broadcast (CBS, NBC, etc), shows you where the transmitter site is in relation to your home, and gives you an idea of how strong the signal will be for your location and
Keep in mind that this site does not account for topography. In other words, if you are on a hill you may get way more channels than what is listed. But, if you are behind a hill, you may get way fewer.
According to Disable My Cable, with the green channels you should be fine with a small indoor digital TV antenna (basically, the 21st century version of rabbit ears), but if you see yellow and orange channels, you are going to want to get an outdoor antenna.
Just for funsies, run the test based on your location and let us know how many channels you get.