July 1st 2005 is deadline for top 200 markets of the 4 large networks to be at full digital power. Hang in there.
Jagergeek- You must have a multipath problem with WDSI. This is why the amp actually made it worse. Tham amp also amplified the multipath to the point the receiver cannot detect one signal from the other. All preamps will not give you any more signal then what the antenna is picking up. The preamp will only make up for losses in long runs or if you split the signal to several TVs. Your coax run is less then fifty feet and you do not plan to split the signal to other locations in your home then a preamp will be of little help. The 7777 is the highest gain and lowest noise amp on the market at a consumer price. Gain is important but noise even more so.
WDSI coverage map at current 6K watts.http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/FMTV-serv...=DS625286.html
As you can see soddy daisy is close to their edge of their coverage. If you have anything blocking the signal especially being in an attic. You will have a rough time getting them. Attic insulation will loose about 40 % efficency of antenna. Coverage maps are usually 41DBU an average outside antenna with no amp. If you have the square shooter outside you should be OK. The square shooter is a decent antenna but is limited in what it can do. A small outdoor UHF will usually do a better job.
With an extremely good antenna in your area Knoxville , Huntsville, and even Atlanta may not be out of the question. just FYI.
When WDSI goes to full power 1M wattshttp://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/FMTV-serv...=DT283968.html