Originally Posted by JT1521
So what is the cheapest route for an antenna to pick up a station that is approx 40.5 miles away?
What counts here isn't the distance, it's the signal strength. WHDH is way down the list at NM = -8.9 dB. That's for whatever height TVFool uses by default. Higher would be somewhat better.
For WHDH, I'd go with an AntennasDirect 91XG
, which is one of the strongest UHF-only antennas you can buy, and get it up as high as possible. At -8.9 dB you have a good chance of getting decent reception in the evening at least, although probably not during the day. I have a station with about the same NM, at 85 miles, and with the 91XG I can usually watch it in the evening. Atmospheric conditions can make a big difference.