Well, after a lot of pain and misery trying to get an antenna working, I'm going to take a completely different approach.
I'm ordering Voom.
Now why would I order yet another content provider and one that's on death watch? Primarily for the fact that they will do the install for me, including the antenna for a $1. Monthly charges will be about $50, but I'll just take their full service and pare DirecTV down to just the basics + locals (about $42) for the time that I have Voom. Then, if the news reports are correct, Voom will be dead within 60 days and I'll still have my antenna.
The installer should be here next Friday. I'll let the group know how it works out. I'll make sure they bring the best Winegard directional Yagi antenna they have in stock and not even bother with the base model.