Over-the-Air (OTA) Television

Over-the-Air (OTA) television signals, sometimes referred to as terrestrial or conventional television signals, are radio waves transmitted from high towers to aerials mounted on homes or to small set top antennas.

While virtually left for dead ten years ago, OTA television has had a renaissance in North America over the last few years after governments in Canada and the United States legislated conventional television broadcasters switch their mode of signal transmission from 1950’s era analog to 21st century digital.

Build your own “Super OTA TV Antenna”

Did you know there are more than twenty five over-the-air (OTA) television stations currently broadcasting High definition (HD) signals in Canada plus many more HD stations which spill over into Canada from the United States?

The knowledge that a multitude of free over-the-air high definition signals was available was the impetus for a bunch of retired and hobbyist antenna engineers working together in the Digital Home forums to create a super TV antenna that can be built by just about anyone.