Originally Posted by Tom Servo
If nothing else, it's nice being located somewhere where I actually have quite a few channels to choose from OTA. An alligator clip holding a piece of copper wire two feet long in the bedroom gets me most channels at 100%. Only WDPM-DT is absent, which is no great loss. I haven't yet snagged anything from Biloxi or Ft Walton Beach/Destin yet but middle Baldwin County may just be too far away.
All this and the rest of your post seem spot on.
WDPM is odd and seems to come and go, I would guess they are frequently at reduced power or off the air. They are a rather new station so who knows what's up with them. BTW, I'm still getting WDPM on virtual channel 4, I thought I read they got a spanking for trying that?
Fort Walton stations aren't worth the trouble as you would need a directional rooftop antenna pointed away from all the "good" Mobile stations... just a waste of time in my opinion. Even with a rooftop directional antenna pointed east, don't expect much more than a good signal on WFBD and a weak signal on WPAN. Forget about WAWD and Panama City. Oh, and WFBD is a sorry excuse for a TV station.
One more thing for that future rooftop antenna... we still have analog TV here! I just watched a GWAR video on WBQP-LP 12.