Originally Posted by StardogChampion
I live near the NH seacoast a little bit west of Exeter.
I'm in NorthEast part of Manchester, near Rt101/I93, about 1 mile closer to Boston stations according to your TVFOOL link. I had no luck with the homebuilt antennas, went out and bought a Clearstream 2 from Best Buy.
In a hurry to catch the Patriots game I simply mounted this antenna right off my back porch facing South East (Boston), maybe 5 feet off the ground. The wooded land south of me slopes upward a bit, so I wasn't expecting much. I connected the cable to an amplifier and ran it to my TV, got nearly all the boston channels I needed except for WHDH (NBC). I got WCVB and WFXT plus all those little independent ones, spanish one, etc. I also got WMUR from Manchester, and PBS even though I'm really not facing the antenna toward them.
All in all, pretty good considering the pathetic way I mounted the antenna. I will probably redo it this weekend, put it on some makeshift mast, perhaps 15-20 feet up so it'll be above the slope.
So basically I can tell you a decent antenna well mounted should stand a pretty good change of getting the basics from Boston, and who knows what you can get with some of the top notch antennas!