I live out in Belvidere about 10 miles east of Rockford. I have a UHF antenna on the roof of my two-story house. It's oriented to Madison so I can pick up channels 3, 15, 21, 27, 47, and 57. I also get Rockford channels 13, 17, 23, and 39. I mostly watch 27-2 (MeTV) and 23-2 (Antenna TV) and occasionally 27-3 (ThisTV) and 21. I almost never watch live TV; instead I run MythTV on Linux as a DVR and record for later viewing. Madison signal quality is usually OK but subject to semi-frequent pixelization not to mention total outage if the tree in the vicinity of the antenna gets overgrown and/or weather conditions interfere with long-distance reception. All Rockford channels but 13 come in well. 13 is subject to frequent pixelization. I believe that 13's tower is on the far west edge of Rockford. RF-wise, 13 is VHF with all other channels being UHF.
Now that MeTV is available on 13-3 I'm considering having my antenna reoriented to Rockford in hopes that I can get a better MeTV signal from 13-3 than what I'm getting from 27-2. Today, 27-2 is much better most days than 13-3, but if a reorientation could give me an improved signal from 13 I'm willing to switch. Given my distance from 13's tower and that my antenna is tuned to UHF, what are the chances that 13-3 will come in with a solid (little or no pixelization) signal if I reorient my antenna to Rockford? Related question: is the 13-3 feed any good versus 27-2 insofar as picture and sound sync?
Note that I don't climb high ladders myself so I'll be paying an antenna guy $$$ if I decide to reorient, so I figured I'd ask the experts first. Your thoughts?