Where to get antennas

If you're in the market for an antenna to get ready for the Big Switch on February 17, you have an enormous selection of antennas to wade through. To make things more difficult the location of your home and geographic features in your area will dictate what type of antenna will work best for you.

That's why the WAFF 48 Engineers field tested several varieties of outdoor antennas and identified two that work best in our area. They are the Clear Stream 1 (medium range) and Clear Stream 2 (long range) antennas from Antennas Direct. To find out more about these antennas go to www.antennasdirect.com.

If you are unsure if you need a medium range or long range antenna you can go to www.antennaweb.org. You will be asked to provide some information including your address. You will receive a report that tells you whcih type of antenna is best suited to your location.

If you still have questions you can always call (256-533-4848) or email (bigswitch@waff.com) your digital TV questions to WAFF 48. We're here to help!