Originally Posted by djflesch
Hi, I am moving from Indianapolis down to Bloomington in about a month and I am looking to see if anyone has successfully picked up Indy or Terre Haute stations in Bloomington. I am 53 miles to WRTV station (ABC, Indy) and 48 miles to WTWO (NBC, Terre Haute). I would be happy to have either a directional single antenna on a rotater or two directional antennas, but before I spend some serious time and waste money, I was hoping that someone who reads this forum may have been in the same situation.
I live in Bloomington, and easily get Indy and Terre Haute stations. But I live in a fairly elevated location, and have few trees in the way. Bloomington is very hilly, and I'm in a pretty nice situation OTA wise North of Bloomington.
My friends at Stansifer's have a lot of experience in this area, and they report that the altitude of your place will be very important in getting good OTA signals.
You can get WTIU, the local PBS station, with a paper clip sticking out of the antenna input. It can also cause problems if it's in the line of sight looking at Indy.
TVfool.com gives you almost too much information. In my opinion, AntennaWeb.com is too conservative in their predictions as to what you might get. But they're better than they were a while back in that regard. I easily receive two stations they don't think I should get. They do give good directions as to where to point the antenna.
Good luck, and let us know how you get along.