I have a more general post http://www.avsforum.com/t/1493175/help-picking-an-antenna-mobile-al#post_23801037 there.
My TV Fool results are: http://imgur.com/a/5yhGm
I'd like to pick up the channels to the west as well as to the east. My goal, of course is to get as many channels as I can. Unfortunately, my local fox channel is VHF, so I need an antenna that does both. In researching I've been told that an antenna like CM4228 will likely work bi-directionally and would be a good fit since my channels are nearly 180 degrees apart. I understand that the channels on the back side may not come in as well as the ones I have it pointed at. I plan on pointing it to the eastern channels. Is this a solid plan or should I just buy a directional antenna? Would I need to remove the reflectors (I don't know what exactly that involves, but I'm certain I can figure that out).
Anyone have any experience trying bi-directional over these distances?
I haven't set up a pole so I am flexible on how high I can put this thing. I even have a pine tree next to the house that I could use a big ladder and put it way on up there (is that just asking for lightning issues though?).
Do I need to worry about any sort of amplifiers or would this just cause problems with my local channels?
Thanks in advance for any imput!