Originally Posted by chris-house
Anyone have experience with a good indoor antenna for HDTV OTA which would work near Swan & Sunrise. I am currently using an FM radio antenna (a wire) and I get KUAS 27.1, 27.2, 27.3 & KHRR 40.1. I tried a RCA ANT1450BR which, if positioned right would get K16EO 9.4, 9.5, 9.6 I would like to be able to get K04QPD 4.1.
Hey chris-house, although your question is almost 4 years old, I'll give it a shot since I'm in that area too now.
Get a basic rabbit ears antenna from Walgreens and point it southwest-ish towards the transmitters. Depending if you're in the apartments just east of the there, like I am (I can't get cell phone signal on my Tracfone unless I go down to the shops at the light, but that's another rant), and if your TV isn't cheap (like mine), I was able to get KVOA (4), KGUN (either version on 9 or 16), PBS (6 and 27), Telemundo (40), CW (58), and a couple analog stations (very snowy for me). No FOX and no CBS.
Here's the funny thing for my antenna. I have to put mine in the kitchen to get the best signal, line of sight with the west window, but still a good 6ft from it, until I get a RF cable coupler/extender and add a coax cable to move it further than 3ft from the TV. I only got the RCA rabbit ears to tide me over until my better Radio Shack indoor antenna gets here from my old house in IL, and can put that elsewhere to possibly get more channels, but might need an amplifier for it, but I might not since I'm 10-14 miles from the towers.
Still, I got enough channels right now to not complain so much. I've got news and weather, and that's pretty much all I need unless I wanna use the wi-fi in the clubhouse here.