How to Find Local Broadcast Towers

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How to Find Local Broadcast Towers
Options exist for finding broadcast towers near you. (Cell Phone Tower image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.com)

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have jointly launched a new website called Antenna Web that quickly locates broadcast towers within a 100-mile radius of a given area. You can also find broadcast tower locations by phone or by other basic Internet searches, so you can use the most convenient option for you. Locating local broadcast towers allows those without cable or satellite service to maximise their television reception.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Options for Locating Broadcast Towers

  1. 1

    Visit the Antenna Web website and click on the "Choose an Antenna" button on the home page.

  2. 2

    Enter your address, answer a few questions about your surrounding area and click "Submit."

  3. 3

    A map of your address will appear for you to verify. You can click and drag the address icon if it's not in the right location, then click "Continue." A list of local broadcast towers will appear with all pertinent information.

  4. 4

    Call the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and request information on broadcast licenses in your area for another option. They provide a toll free number and are required to comply under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  5. 5

    Look up broadcast companies in your local phone book. Then you can call or visit individual websites to find tower locations. This method will narrow your search to a more specific area.

  6. 6

    Visit your preferred Internet search engine and do an online keyword search. Type "Broadcast towers" followed by your city and state. A list of individual website links should appear and you can browse the information to find local tower locations.

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