My apologies if this is the incorrect forum for this, but I live in Louisville, KY (St. Matthews to be more specific), and am on the cusp of cutting the cable cord.
We're not particularly far from the transmitters here (less than 15 miles, according to Antennaweb), but I get really lousy reception from rabbit ears. My guess is it's a combination of my TV on the southwest corner of a house, and the towers are mostly to the northeast, and it's an old brick house with plaster and lath walls. Can you say faraday cage?
My question here has to do with outdoor OTA antennas: I'm getting to be a little long in the tooth for climbing up on the roof, and was wondering how important antenna height is for HD reception?
I figure I can strap an antenna up to a post on my back porch and get about 20 feet up above ground without a problem. Should I expect that to work?