Thanks for the input 300 & mclapp. Yesterday evening, I put on a Radio Shack little box amp for VHF/UHF(I bought it for a quarter at a garage sale awhile back), so I tried it, to see if any of the lower power UHF stations in Columbus would come in better. They did, and even the digital was stronger. But when I got up this morning, I did another channel scan. At 4AM, I was picking up channel 5.1 & 5.2 in Cincinatti, for about an hour-then it dropped. It was coming it at about 55%-at least 80 miles away. This is temporarily mounted on the back of the TV stand, aimed at the LR window. Roof top mounting is out, no attic, and not sure if I want to put it outside beside or on the porch. The garage is another option. Walls are all brick and insulated, but not insulated in the garage. It does seem to me, that I am catching signal through the window.
What would be the best reflector to build. I have enough of the rod left from the original to use them, but I also have some square grid type of mesh, and a nice piece of decorative aluminum with design and small holes through out.