There is no way to get local channels unless you are in your local area. Local stations are transmitted by Dish or Direct to a limited area of the country. For example our local channels originate in Boston and NH. We can pretty much receive them over our Dish network any where in New England. Once out of the area they are mostly gone.
Since we travel the country, we sign up with All America Direct. AAD provides us with the major networks, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS through the Dish system. The national networks you reveive come from major cities. I believe there are four choices, NY city, San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta.
We have chosen San Francisco and NY city. Interestingly when on the west coast we receive our favorite shows 3 hours early. This service costs $169 a year.
Norm and Ginny
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