TV Antenna Helper FREE

TV Antenna Helper FREE


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This app is the free version of TV Antenna Helper. If you use this app, please rate it. If you feel that you can not rate this app 4 or 5 stars, please send me an email ( and let me know why.

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Please note: This app does not allow you to watch TV on your phone. Instead, it uses your location to find nearby over-the-air Digitial TV (DTV) and HDTV signals in the *United States* and assists you choosing an antenna and pointing it in the correct direction. Information provided by the app includes: TV channel signal strengths, compass bearings to signals (direction), distance to signal towers, TV channel numbers, RF channel numbers, elevation, and frequency bands (UHV, Hi-V, Lo-V).

User location is determined automatically via GPS or the network. Alternatively, a location can be manually entered. DTV/HDTV station data is downloaded from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The app displays nearby TV signal information in three ways:
1) A scrollable list displaying all nearby TV signals ordered from strongest to weakest.
2) A compass that displays the stations at their correct heading from the current location.
3) A map displaying the current location and the location of all nearby TV signal towers.
The app can also be used to recommend antennas for your location.

Keywords: Antenna, Television, TV, Digital TV, DTV, High Definition, HD, Hi-Def, HDTV, Signals, Over-the-air, FCC, Channels

Tags: air tv, tv signal finder, free tv antenna, tv antenna helper, antena tv, tv antenna placement, aerial signal finder, tv signal locator, antenna direction finder, tv antenna direction finder.

Recently changed in this version

* Updated the user interface
* Now includes location elevation, TV signal elevations, RF channel numbers, and station call letters.
* Added a feature to recommend antennas for your location.
* The ability to save/load TV signal data by location will be included in the next update.

Comments and ratings for TV Antenna Helper FREE
  • (42 stars)

    by dbengineer1 on 20/07/2011

    VERY useful for aiming the (rotating) antenna in my RV! Works first time, every time so long as I have a data connection. Great app!. Would like to see # of secondary channels (10.2 etc) listed for each primary.

  • (42 stars)

    by Matko Menso on 21/05/2014

    Compass inaccurate compared to other apps. Useless!

  • (42 stars)

    by shawn tane on 12/05/2014

    Just don't completely understand how to read the data so I can use it properly.also the image's words are really small on my phone

  • (42 stars)

    by Mark Dockery on 05/05/2014

    The compass is not working please fix I have a ZTE valet from straight talk

  • (42 stars)

    by Jaye Knickelbein on 27/04/2014

    Great app, wish font was bigger on compass and map view

  • (42 stars)

    by THOMAS DRESSLER on 19/04/2014

    Works for me in NC

  • (42 stars)

    by Teresha Sprankle on 19/04/2014

    I kinda stumbled on this app & so glad I did. I've been watching antennae tv for a couple of months & except for a bit of cable withdraw I'm good. This app is very helpful with seeing which channels I'm recieving & how strong they are. I was just wondering if my antennae was good enough or if I should throw in the towel & give dish a try but after downloading this app I think I'll stick it out. I

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