Mounted the GE from Walmart today in my garage behind a window and ran 100 ft of RG6 to the basement where it connects to the CM 4 port distribution amp people recommended.
I aimed the antenna to 106 degrees as noted by TV Fool's report for my location.
At first I was very disappointed. Reception was no better than with the indoor flat panel I tested a few weeks ago.
So I started playing around with the antenna's orientation, nudging it a few degrees further south. No improvement.
So I figured I'd give up on the compass and start way to the north and just see where the sweet spot was. Turned out it was at exactly 90 degrees.
Perfect reception of Boston market OTA plus WPRI-DT from Providence.
The lesson for me? Next to location, orientation is everything.