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HD Reception North Shore Long Island - Huntington

I am about 40 miles east from the new World Trade Center and the Empire State Building and I am seriously considering putting an DTV antenna on the roof. I have seen posts from other forums (Long Island) from ten years ago and figured the state of HD reception should have improved since then. Or maybe not! I once tried an indoor antenna that was 'rated' for 60 miles, a couple of months ago, and Channel 11-PIX came in intermittently - very disappointing. So, hopefully someone can shine the light and and tell me if it's worthwhile to pursue this or just keep my cable account.
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I am about 40 miles east from the new World Trade Center and the Empire State Building and I am seriously considering putting an DTV antenna on the roof. I have seen posts from other forums (Long Island) from ten years ago and figured the state of HD reception should have improved since then. Or maybe not! I once tried an indoor antenna that was 'rated' for 60 miles, a couple of months ago, and Channel 11-PIX came in intermittently - very disappointing. So, hopefully someone can shine the light and and tell me if it's worthwhile to pursue this or just keep my cable account.
There's an OTA thread for NYC.
To tell what is realistic for your location, go to TVFool.com and rabbitears.info

40 miles is a very long distance for an indoor antenna, but it's not that far for a good outdoor antenna. You'll need one with good VHF capabilities to get WJLP (RF 3), WABC (RF 7), and WPIX (RF 11). RF 3, especially, tends to require a big antenna.
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Thanks..I'll check it out.
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