Atlanta's Digital TV Channels

Atlanta is second in the nation for the number of digital stations available


What Free Channels Can You Receive With An Antenna?


Below is a list of the 76 FREE Digital TV channels that can possibly be received in the Atlanta, GA area with an Over-The-Air antenna of the proper size. Because digital TV doesn't use as much bandwidth as the old analog TV, each station can provide more channels (sub-channels) per frequency, thus the dot or dash numbers .2 .3 .4 etc. channel numbers.  The primary channel will always be the .1.  2.1 is ABC or WSB channel 2 as you know it from cable, satellite and analog TV.  Some stations are low power and for a specific area like KTN Korean 47.1, is in Norcross and its signal doesn't go very far.  WANN is low power but shares a very high major tower.  It holds its own with the high power stations in the metro Atlanta area. Most of the major Atlanta stations are at 1 million watts power and have a strong signal around the Atlanta area and reaching well into and past the suburbs.  Sub-channels allow for more content & advertising to be provided to viewers.  Most of the major stations primary channels are broadcast in HD but their sub-channels are in SD.
 

Some of the digital stations upgrade and changing channels around occasionally. Some will add new channels, move channels, and change channels so you have to RE-SCAN your TV or Digital Box on a regular basis or you may not see the new sub-channels or changes. 

Most all of the stations are transmitted using the UHF band.  Two stations use the VHF band.  The UHF band is a high frequency that has a shorter range than the VHF band.  That is why it can be tricky to receive digital TV in the Atlanta area with its hills, buildings & trees.  UHF frequencies are affected by trees, buildings, even strong winds moving tree limbs.  They kind of act like light beams traveling straight, but can be reflected in a different direction.
 

Many people who used to have an antenna on their home had the old style log periodic type all band VHF/Uhf/FM antenna with the long rods in the back and short rods in the front which, will work with digital TV, it just will not perform as well as the newer designed UHF/VHF  broad lobe antennas we use that are far better designed for the Atlanta reception area.  Plus they are not as large.
 

Unlike Analog TV where you could watch a weak snowy picture with good sound,  with Digital TV you will either have a perfect watchable picture or an unwatchable picture that's pixilated with the sound cutting in & out. We always use a higher gain antenna than is necessary for the strongest trouble-free reception available. 
 

The main Atlanta network stations in the list below are highlighted in Red.  Some low power channels may broadcast intermittently.  New channels can be added at any time.  Some channels are low power stations and their signal will not reach as far as the major high power stations and may not be received outside their areas. 

                                                                                     

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                 ATLANTA  DIGITAL TV STATIONS                  

76 Total Channels

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2.1    WSB    ABC Network Programming  
2.2    WSB    METV  Older TV Series and Programs  

5.1    WAGA  FOX Network Programming 

5.2   FOX  -  MOVIES   20th Century Fox

8.1    WGTV   GPB Main Programming - Georgia  VHF  
8.2    WGTV   GPB Kids Programming  VHF    

8.3    WGTV   GPB Knowledge History/Science  VHF     
 

11.1   WXIA   NBC Network Programming   VHF  

11.2   WXIA    Accu Weather VHF      

14.1   WPXA  ION Network Programming 

14.2   WPXA  Qubo Kids   

14.3   WPXA   ION Life  

14.4  WPXA  ShopTV

14.5  WPIX  QVC

16.1   WYGA    Open        Low Power 

16.2   WYGA    SonLife   Christian   Low Power  

16.3   WYGA    Open          Low power

16.4   WYGA    Open          Low power

16.5  WYGA    PeaceTV  Religious  Low Power

16.6  WYGA    Open         Low power

17.1   WPCH   Peachtree TV  The Old TBS

22.1  WSKC  South Korean   Low Power

22.2  WSKC  Low Power

22.3  WSKC  ACN TV   Low Power

26.1   WTBS   Mundo Fox  Spanish 

26.2   WTBS   LWN   Live Well Network  

26.3   WTBS   Open

26.4   WTBS   Jewelry TV

26.5   WTBS   France 24 News  English   (Back on air soon)

26.6   WTBS   Open  

 26.7   WTBS   Open

26.8   WTBS   TUFF TV  Guy TV 

30.1  WPBA     PBS Programming - National  

32.1   WANN   Atlanta Programming Channel Guide       

32.2   WANN   RTV  Older Series and Programs  

32.3   WANN  Shop 1  

32.4   WANN  MoXie - Old Color  Movies 24/7 

32.5   WANN  Oldie Goldie  Old B/w Movies 24/7

32.6   WANN  My Family TV - Family TV Programming   

32.7   WANN  MEGA Radio  Spanish

32.8   WANN  LATV Atlanta Spanish     

32.9   WANN  This TV  -  Old TV Series Programs  

32.10 WANN  EstrellaTV Spanish  

32.21 WANN  Radio Audio  Comedy

32.22 WANN  Radio Audio  The Bull 94.9

32.23 WANN  Radio Audio   Project 96.1

32.24 WANN  Radio Audio   96.1

32.25 WANN  Radio Audio   Wild

32.26 WANN  Radio Audio  Patron Spanish

32.27 WANN  Radio Audio  La Mega Spanish
 

32.28 WANN  Radio Audio  AM 1310

32.29 WANN  Radio Audio  Open Future Use

32.30 WANN  Radio Audio  Open Future Use

34.1  WUVG  Univision  Spanish Programming  

34.2  WUVG  Tele-Furtura Spanish Programming  

36.1  WATL   MyATL Network Programming  

36.2  WATL   Bounce  TV Shows/Movies  

36.3  WATL   Antenna  Old TV Series/Movies    

40.1  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low Power

40.2  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low power

40.3  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low power

40.4  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low power  
 

42.1  WATC  The Atlanta Channel HD Info. Very Low Power   

45.1  W45DX-D   HSN  Shopping  Low power

46.1  WGCL  CBS    CBS Network Programming  

47.1  KTN    Telemundo Spanish programming  

47.2  KTN     KSB1 World  Korean  Norcross Area  

47.3  KTN     Arirang  Korean/English  Norcross Area

47.4  KTN     MBC-TV Korean  Norcross Area

53.1  WDTA  Christian Programming

57.1  WATC  Christian Programming

57.2  WATC  TOO  Movies / Family Programming

63.1  TBN       Christian Programming  

63.2  Church  Christian Programming  

63.3  JCTV     Christian Programming

63.4  Enlace   Christian Programming Spanish  

63.5  Smile     Christian Programming Children

69.1  WUPA   The CW Network Programming  

                                                                            Channel List Updated 9-18-2013 

             Channel Reception Depends On Your Location, Antenna Range, and Station’s Coverage.


                  ATLANTA TELEVISION STATIONS TOWER LOCATIONS

        SOME TOWERS HAVE MORE THAN ONE STATION TRANSMITTING FROM THE SAME TOWER

 

Depending on your location in the Atlanta area, you may or may not be able to receive some of the stations listed above. Or you may receive channels not listed above from other markets.  Most of the stations' towers are around the city of Atlanta, downtown area.  With ION's 14.1 tower in Waleska, GA and PBS's 8.1 atop Stone Mountain.  Most antennas used today are directional and may not receive a station not in the front direction of the antenna.  

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