I have been on the forum for a long long time and appreciate all the great advice from the forum. However, I will humbly say that choosing an antenna is really difficult for me even after reading up on all the posts. Hopefully, I can get help from the more knowledgeable forum members.
I am looking to get either an attic or an outdoor antenna (leaning more towards outdoor for ease of installation). If mounting in attic, roof is asphalt shingles on plywood with no visual foil insulation of any sort. If mounting outside, it will be mounted on the side of the house, probably just under the roof overhang with a rod to bring it around (not keen on mounting a bracket to the roof shingles).
Preferably just one antenna but can do a separate UHF/VHF is it makes sense. Will use amplified if needed. Will plan to split to several rooms in the house either by bringing one line in to the house and then doing the split or running multiple lines near the antenna itself based on what makes sense. Home is a simple rectangular ranch just under 1000 sf so it's not big by any means.
My goal is to get all network channels from Detroit. Anything else is extra but welcomed. I currently have an indoor Terk HDTVa and can pick up some UHF channels from Detroit even though the antenna is on the far end of the house, cannot pick up VHF. Also, it drops out based on weather and needs repositioning to not have signal drops
All are clustered around 98 - 102 Azimuth and are 31 miles or less.
Fox is on VHF HI, everything else falls in the UHF range.
1) Please help with an antenna, my buddy who does installs will do the work but he only stocks Terk Square Shooters and I am not sure it will work for me. He will install any antenna I suggest, I'd rather be safe than sorry.
2) I have no current channels in the VHF-lo band but if it makes sense, I would like to "protect" for future channels and don't mind spending a bit more for the peace of mind and future insurance.
3) The location for the antenna will have a pretty clear view of the sky but there might be some light tree cover.
Will post Tv Fool in next post.