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I bought a new antenna + a pre amp and a rotor for watching free over-the-air high-def tv channels. It was a bit nervous to watch the installer climb up the tower while holding the antenna on his shoulder (the tower is 30 feet, the antenna is 14 feet and weighs 13 pounds). I get channels from Toronto (CN tower), Buffalo, Rochester, plus a few others. 37 channels in total so far, plus maybe a couple more during rare perfect conditions. EFF TO THE YES.
EDIT: 40 channels now
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I got this antenna: http://www.winegarddirect.com/viewitem.asp?p=hd7698p&d=Winegard-HD-7698P-High-Definition-VHFUHF-HD769-Series-TV-Antenna-(HD7698P)&post=
I don't understand a lot of the technical stuff. I visit an over-the-air tv forum and they have a chart for recommended antennas, so I bought one suitable for my area.
The night of August 30th had great conditions for picking up new channels, but they don't last long. I kept turning my antenna by about 10° then re-scanning, then turn antenna, etc. I found 70 new ones, plus a few from the past two days, which means I've picked up a total of 121 channels during the past week. The furthest channel was 588km/365mi away in Vermont.