I just picked up one of these. First off, the cable that comes with it is poor quality at best. Buy yourself a piece of quad shield rg6 to use with it, it makes ALL the difference. I am renting a house from a friend, and apparently her ex took the antenna off the roof, as there was a piece of old rg6 there, but no antenna. I told her that if she would let me mount one of these on her house where her old antenna was that I will leave it there for her when I eventually stop renting from her. She was ok with this, so I picked up one of these antennas and proceeded to mount it up, but when I hooked the antenna up I got pretty much no signal, unless I moved the cable around, then it would go to having a pretty strong signal momentarily. Didn't take me long to figure out that the cable was the problem, so I picked up a 50 foot piece of new rg6 quad shield and ran it into the house in place of her old wire, and WOW. Now for a little background. I have a DB8 that I have on a stage light stand set up in the corner of my living room. It picks up relatively well considering that the house I'm in is on the down side of a hill. With the Phillips up on the end of the roof, I can actually get MORE stations than I can with the DB8 that's inside, so this antenna works very well if you have a good piece of wire. I am in Jonesboro IL (zip code 62952 if you want to look it up on antennaweb), and my stations sort of come at me from all directions. I was able to find a spot that allows me to pick up all the locals with a strong enough signal that they don't drop out, which is pretty amazing for this area. Is it a better antenna than my DB8?...no, but it's a LOT better antenna than I thought it would be. I'm very happy with it, and I would reccomend this antenna without hesitation.