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Thanks for replying, I appreciate the suggestions. I tried the paper clip and nothing but KCTS comes in. It's a mystery to me why one channel from the same tower will work but another won't, but I suppose that's the vagaries of RF. What are your thoughts on putting the antenna higher? The building next to me is approximately 30' off of the ground, about 5' taller than the point of my roof. If I get an antenna up to the 40' mark, would that possibly help? TV Fool still has the same results for 1Edge vs LOS if I put 38' AGL, for what it's worth.
One other thought for you, since the paperclip antenna did not work and you definitely face a dramatic signal-overload problem, try a low-cost non-amplified indoor antenna, such as the RCA ANT-111 http://www.shopvoxx.com/product/rca-...tal-tv-antenna or Radio Shack 15-1874 http://www.radioshack.com/radioshack...l#.VUqlx5Oo_T8. You won't need to extend the VHF rods very much. Both of these antennas have integrated RF cords so there are limitations on placement: the ANT-111 cord is four feet long, the 15-1874 is six feet long. The RCA is for sale at many brick and mortar stores like Walmart, Frys, and Best Buy. Try one of these cheap rabbit-ear type units before sending away for a floppy-flat antenna like the Channel Master Flatenna http://www.channelmaster.com/Flatenn.../cm-4001hd.htm, Mohu Leaf, Solid Signal HD-Blade, Winegard Flatwave, et al.

Finally, I suggest that you PM DanKurts. In the past, Dan actually installed various types of antennas for businesses and households.
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