used to live in the north country (Potsdam) so I was wondering just what Watertown TV because back then there was only a PBS station.
My ratshack antennas have picked up Detroit, Toledo, and Erie (analog) stations during certain weather over Lake Erie, probably ducting due to inversions, so I don't doubt if you're close enough to Lake Ontario that you could snag similar. You're probably familiar with this site http://www.oldtvguides.com/DXPhotos/
which has lots o' links to more TV DX.
When skip starts making Ch 17 on cable get "shimmery" I know there's a good chance of TVDX so I switch to the antenna and start hunting.
Drifting OT, do you have any experience with DTV cards for PC? I have the HiDTV card, which does decent digital and has good recording capabilities but unstable software and has been orphaned by the original US importer (though a new dude is importing it, he ignores my emails inquiring about support, and my Korean is insufficient to deal with the factory). I want a reliable and supported card before the broadcast flag mess goes into effect.
Re: antennae, I have rotator but it's a pain, I could really get by with 1 antenna pointed at Grand Island and another towards Colden, but how to bring those 2 signals together -- and make it possible to use the PC for hands-off scheduled recording. If I just sum the two signals I'll probably get multipath from the "other" one, right? And this card does not get along with multipath, I have to aim the antenna pretty carefully to get a good signal lock. Plus with analog not going away soon, reflections from downtown Buffalo buildings make multipath from Grand Island a problem. Ideas? PM me if this is getting too far OT.