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Free TV in Honolulu

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If you live in Honolulu, your home is located in a city that’s rich in history, tradition, and natural beauty.  The area was settle by Polynesian migrants in the 11th century.  The named it “Honolulu,” which means “sheltered harbor” or “calm port.”  In 1794, Captain William Brown of Great Britain was the first foreigner to sail into what is now Honolulu Harbor.  Subsequent foreign contact led to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893.  The United States annexed the Hawaiian islands in 1898, and Honolulu became the state’s capital.  No discussion of Honolulu’s history is complete without mention of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  This led the U.S. into participating in the historical events of World War II.

Today, Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the state’s major financial center.  Its majestic beauty continues to be a huge tourism destination, which millions of people arriving at Honolulu International Airport each year.  The hotel industry is one of Honolulu’s largest employers, as are several other industries that include military defense, research and development, and manufacturing.  Honolulu is also a major center of art, culture, and history, which plenty of museums, attractions, and opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.  For example, the city hosts college and professional football bowl games.  As you know, there’s plenty to do, see, and experience in the Big Pineapple!

        

The Honolulu TV Market     

The TV Market in the Honolulu Area

Did you know that Honolulu is an excellent place to enjoy free HDTV?  The transmitters of many TV stations dot the local landscape throughout the entire area.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV to the 442,000+ households and more than 953,000+ people in the greater Honolulu area.  This is why you might be seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbor’s homes.  If you decide to cut the cord on cable TV, here is a look at the free TV in the Honolulu media market:        

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

KHON-DT

2.1

8

Fox

HD

English

Near Hawaii Convention Center

KHON-DT2

2.2

8

The CW

SD

English

Near Hawaii Convention Center

KHON-DT3

2.3

8

GetTV

SD

English

Near Hawaii Convention Center

KITV-DT

4.1

40

ABC

HD

English

Palehua Ridge

KITV-DT2

4.2

40

MeTV

SD

English

Palehua Ridge

KGMB-DT

5.1

23

CBS

HD

English

Akupu

KGMB-DT2

5.2

23

This TV

SD

English

Akupu

KGMB-DT3

5.3

23

Escape

SD

English

Akupu

KFVE-DT

9.1

22

My Network TV

HD

English

Palehua

KMEB-DT

10.1

10

PBS

HD

English

Palehua Ridge

KMEB-DT2

10.2

10

PBS Kids

SD

English

Palehua Ridge

KHET-DT

11.1

11

PBS

HD

English

Palehua Ridge

KHET-DT2

11.2

11

PBS Kids

SD

English

Palehua Ridge

KHNL-DT

13.1

35

NBC

HD

English

Palehua

KHNL-DT2

13.2

35

Antenna TV

SD

English

Palehua

KHNL-DT3

13.3

35

Grit

SD

English

Palehua

KWHD-DT

14.1

31

LeSea

HD

English

Hawaii Pacific University

KWHD-DT2

14.2

31

Light TV

SD

English

Hawaii Pacific University

KIKU-DT

20.1

19

KIKU-TV

HD

English

Nanakuli

KIKU-DT2

20.2

19

Charge!

SD

English

Nanakuli

KIKU-DT3

20.3

19

Laff

SD

English

Nanakuli

KWHM-DT

21.1

21

LeSea

HD

English

Wailuku

KWHM-DT2

21.2

21

Light TV

SD

English

Wailuku

KAAH-DT

26.1

27

TBN

HD

English

Palehua Ridge

KAAH-DT2

26.2

27

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Palehua Ridge

KAAH-DT3

26.3

27

JUCE TV/Smile

SD

English

Palehua Ridge

KAAH-DT4

26.4

27

Enlace

SD

English

Palehua Ridge

KAAH-DT5

26.5

27

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Palehua Ridge

KPXO-DT

66.1

41

ION

HD

English

Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

KPXO-DT2

66.2

41

Qubo

SD

English

Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

KPXO-DT3

66.3

41

ION Life

SD

English

Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

KPXO-DT4

66.4

41

Shop

SD

English

Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

KPXO-DT5

66.5

41

QVC

SD

English

Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

KPXO-DT6

66.6

41

HSN

SD

English

Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

*This media market has many low-powered TV stations not listed here.  As a cord-cutter, you might or might not be able to receive some or all of the programming from these stations, depending upon a variety of factors.      

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Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Honolulu

Cutting the cord limits the amount of professional sports you can watch on TV.  This is due to agreements between the various teams and TV networks.  We’re sympathetic to sports fans who want to see their favorite pro teams and enjoy free HDTV.  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide gives you a way to enjoy your favorite pro baseball, basketball, football, and hockey teams after you cut the cord.  

 

Your TV Antenna in the Honolulu TV Market

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna..

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna in Honolulu.

 

Cutting the Cord in Honolulu

A TV antenna gives you the most channels and best reception, and it eliminates your cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  If you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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