The bowtie should be pointed at the towers in Needham. Orientation can be critical, even as close as you are.
The Megawave antenna has worked fine at my place in Hopkinton and seemed to compare equally to the Radio Shack indoor bowtie.
By the way, Megawave makes an amplified version of the antenna in addition to the normal un-amplified model. The amplified version made a little bit of difference at my place but, for your location, the model without the amplifier should work fine.
As usual, I always recommend an outdoor or at least an attic antenna. A channel Master 3021 on your chimney would be great. You will probably find that indoor antennas will not ever be absolutely perfect, especially as furniture gets moved around the house, leafs come out on the trees, buildings change around you, etc. The 3021 is a very low profile antenna.
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Originally posted by rbbyb
I live in Wellesley and just bought myself a RS bow tie antenna with hopes of joining the HDTV world. Does it matter which direction the antenna faces? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, anyone have any luck with the megawave antenna (my wife can't stand the look of the bow tie)?