You know it’s coming. There’s no sense in pretending. If you’re in the northern half of the country, it won’t be long before that white stuff starts falling. Personally I have always believed that “snow” is a worse 4-letter word than most of those others.
That’s right, winter will be here before you know it, and those warm fall colors and comfortable temperatures will soon be replaced by biting cold, sleet, and whiteout conditions. That’s why I said in my podcast recently, that Autumn is Antenna Season and I really believe it. This is the time, before you settle in for a long winter’s nap, for you to get stuff done up on the roof, and you owe it to yourself to put in an antenna if you haven’t already!
An antenna is reliable and cheap
When the storms come, you could lose cell service. You could lose internet. You could even lose cable TV, and if you have a dish, you might not want to be up there getting the snow off it every hour. That’s why an antenna is a great alternative. Broadcast TV is the most reliable form of video — it’s not subject to congestion or cut cables. Most TV antennas don’t accumulate snow like dishes do, either.
Not only that, antenna TV has no monthly fees and is completely free to use once you put that antenna up. If you’re stuck in the house with nothing but a generator, you might not want to fire up all your home electronics, but a small TV connected to an antenna will help you make the most of the little power you have without forcing you to, well, read books.
An antenna gives you vital information.
Twitter is great for learning what your favorite celebrity is wearing. News sites are pretty good, but what if the internet’s down? You could be stuck at home with no internet and no phone. If that’s the case, you’re going to want to listen to the radio and watch TV. Radio reception’s usually pretty good with the small radio in your emergency kit (there is one in your emergency kit, right?) but as for TV, most people who don’t live in the city will want to put an antenna up outside so they can stay connected when they need to. Remember too that news sites and Twitter aren’t required by Congress to report important information. Television stations are.
Putting up an antenna’s easy… if you do it now.
There’s no magic trick to mounting an antenna to your eave or strapping it to the chimney. Point it in the right general direction, ground it properly, and run the cable inside. There’s nothing more to it. Of course, all those tasks are a lot harder when it’s -20 degrees out and snowing “like a mother.” That’s precisely the wrong time to put up an antenna. The right time to put up an antenna? When the temperatures are mild, the days relatively long, and you have a little time before the holiday rush. Why put it off.
That’s right, friends, autumn is antenna season and when winter comes you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t get things squared away. That’s where your friends at Solid Signal come in… take a look at the great prices on our best antennas! We make it easy for you to get dozens of channels of free TV, all winter long and beyond!