Just kind of a fun fact, I had built a Stealth Hawk antenna a couple of years back (see post 304 here for information http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...123803&page=21
), and had given it to my family to use as an indoor antenna because they didn't have cable. Long story short, this thing had taken some abuse. People had bent it all sorts of ways to try to get better reception in the basement, so it looked pretty beat up. I had since taken possession of it and left it laying around for a while.
Today, I was working an event on Grand Island, right by the town hall, and, in order to watch some college football games during the event, I borrowed a friend's TV, and hooked up the beat-up version of this Stealth Hawk antenna. The TV was placed on a table and plugged into a generator. The antenna had a 20' RG-6 cable on it, and I let it hang loosely on one of the legs of the tent. It couldn't have been more than 5 feet off the ground. Keeping in mind that the weather was miserable today (windy and rainy all day long), not only did the antenna, even in its current beat-up state, keep in WGRZ, WIVB, and WKBW (which had all the games) very well, it also picked up CBLT, TVO, CKVP, CIII, and CITS relatively well. Granted, it was Grand Island, and it was outdoors, but I would have to say that this is a very reliable "quick fix" for an antenna if you're handy and comfortable bending metals. I also noticed at my parents' house in Elma, that it had far fewer "drop-outs" even for the regular local channels than any store bought rabbit-ears antenna they've ever used.