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I'm maybe 2 miles most NE of Hopkins, near Puritas/W 150. For my main receiver, I'm using a Zenith 3656 DVR/DVD combo into an older analog TV. Unfortunately this box doesn't have a signal strength meter, however I'm getting all locals with seemingly no break-ups in the signal, 3.1.2, 5.1, 8.1, 19.1.2, 22.214.171.124.4, 126.96.36.199.4, 43.1.2, 55,1, and 61.1. My box and TV are in my living room, and I have a small UHF bowtie anteena coaxed (about 50 ft of coax) to the 2nd floor of my house, and on SE corner of the inside wall. wedged in a fake ceiling tile where it is hopefully just above where the aluminum siding starts. I tried the antenna in all kinds of areas when I first installed this set-up about a year ago, and found this works best, even better than the front dormer in which I can put the antenna up higher, but that's on the west side of my house.
I occasionally can pick up 49.1.2, usually in the late evening when I can get it. No others, except I was getting 17.1 thru 5 yesterday for a while, but they're all gone now, seemed like 5 channels of religious programming, which seems a bit excessive to me.
I also put a converter box on a TV in my garage, and a bowtie antenna maybe 8 feet off the floor, and I get all the locals when I scanned about an hour ago, except for the 23's. 3.1.2 and 25.1 - 4 were iffy in my garage before, but seem strong now. The garage also has aluminum siding. Hopefully someday I'll get someone out who can put a roof antenna, as I don't do roofs, and I can get some channels from a little further out.
I used to have TWC cable, but always found myself watching the locals, so I dropped TWC except for RoadRunner Internet.