Free antennas available Saturday at fairgrounds

Posted September 16, 2010 8:25 a.m. EDT
Updated September 17, 2010 3:21 p.m. EDT

— Did you know that you don't need cable or satellite service to get HDTV?

WRAL and Antennas Direct are sponsors of an educational event and giveaway Saturday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh where you can claim a free antenna to tune in HD channels over the air.

Participants can learn about, watch and try digital broadcasts beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the flea market.

About 300 free antennas, valued at about $75 each, will be given away. Antennas can be used indoors or out and are rated to receive the WRAL-TV signal from up to 50 miles away, according to Antennas Direct.

The right antenna, correctly installed, can receive UHF and VHF channels for free, over the air.