There are a few ways to figure this out.  But remember, any site tool that you use is a "guesstimate" and you may have better or worse results once you actually try the antenna at your location.  Many, many things can impact an antenna's reception as you will find if you keep looking through the FAQ's but if you are in a good area for reception it's pretty amazing! 

We here at Mohu love TV Fool.  It seems to be the most accurate tool that we have tried.  It can be a little tough to decipher but here are the steps and information on reading a channel scan for your location if you want to give it a try.  As always we are here if you need us!  Just shoot us an email with your complete address to or give us a call at 855-446-6648.  

Step 1:  Enter in your complete address and click "find local channels".

Step 2:  Review the results to see what signals you can expect to receive.

  • Grid Color:  
    • Green indicates what channels you should be able to receive.
      • Please note that if there is a 1Edge or 2Edge in the path column, regardless of the color, there may be reception issues.  1/2Edge indicates a terrain issue.
    • Yellow means more power is needed and that generally means a roof/attic mounted antenna.
    • Red or purple means that there is no usable signal.
  • Distance Miles: Our products each have a distance range that varies from a 25 to a 65 mile range.  Make sure to look at the range on the antenna you are interested in before making a decision.
  • Path: this column indicates whether or not the antenna has a clear path to the towers for optimum reception. 
    • LOS indicates “line of sight” and must be present for ideal signal reception.
    • 1Edge means some blockages but an amplifier may help OR getting the antenna higher like in a 2nd story window or a roof mounted amp may help.
    • 2Edge means massive blockage and usually means no reception will occur.
    • TROPO means total blockage.  Those signals are officially and completely unavailable. 
  • Network: Shows the call letters of the customer can expect to receive.
  • NM (dB): This is a measure of overall signal strength and indicates power.  Signal strength  below 20 will not be consistant if it is received at all. 
    • 39 or higher for all indoor antennas.
    • 20 or greater for the Sky 60.
  • UHF/VHF: To determine if a signal is transmitting in VHF look in the "Channel" column called “Real”.  If the number in the “Real” column is numbered 2-13 then it is a VHF signal with reduced reception range. 
    • VHF reception range for our antennas. 
      • Non-Amplified Indoor Antennas:  10 mile VHF range.
      • Amplified Indoor Antennas:  20 mile VHF range.
      • Roof/Attic Mount Antennas/Leaf Glide Indoor Antenna:  45 mile VHF range.
  • All Channels Radius: The All Channels radius will show which way the majority of their signals are coming from for optimal placement of your antenna. 
    • The center of the radius indicates your homes location.
    • True north is always the top of the radius.

Finding the Direction of your Signals

TV Fool Pop Quiz:  Which will yield the best results?

If you are still confused reach out to Mohu!  We are here to help!