Reception reports of various channels at many locations and with suitable antennas are of great interest and value. Thanks to all of you who contribute to this subject.
At the top end of my teen-age years many (many!) years ago, the US Air Force sent me to one year of Russian language training at Syracuse University, followed up by the remaining 3 years of my enlistment collaborating with radio intercept operators at different intercept stations. This experience taught me a lot about radio wave propagation, by frequency, by time of day, and even by season of the year. In addition I learned a lot about antenna design and construction. All of this was, of course, mostly for what we used to call "short wave." Russia is a very large country and at that time had almost no internal infrastructure of land lines. Therefore, great reliance was placed on radio telephony for communication, both military and civilian. Much of this traffic was easily intercepted at various locations with a collection of large rhombic antennas and super sensitive receivers.
After discharge I purchased a moderately expensive Hallicrafters receiver and, when possible, installed long wire antennas to receive Russian and later Cuban radio stations. I was an avid "DX-er" for many years.
Three years ago, when my roof was re-shingled, I removed the big multi-element FM only antenna from its 20 foot tripod on the top of my roof. This antenna, for 25 years, provided consistent reception from Rockford of Madison NPR FM stations plus its independent FM station WORT. Rockford area commercial FM stations don't provide listening experiences that suit my tastes. Now, these Madison FM stations, and other similar ones, are streaming their program contents on the Internet so my antenna and FM tuner were retired.
Years ago TV DX-ing, mostly of longer wave length channels 2-6, was a sometimes interesting hobby and I always had a rooftop antenna on a rotor. But, as we know, as DTV is migrating to the UHF channels, their DX attraction has diminished. Their short wave lengths only allow for, at best, unpredictable DX capability, mostly of the short time span trophospheric or auroral type. So, I have turned my hobby interests in different directions.
Next on my list will be a large flat screen plasma TV coupled with an up-converting DVD player so as to get the best video experience possible out of my moderately large DVD library.
Time marches on . . .