I'm in Wilson and I started out with a Winegard 8800 UHF antenna with a Channel Master CM-7777 preamp to get most of the channels from the Triangle area and Greenville area. With it in my attic and aimed towards New Bern, I was able to get 5,7,9,11,12,17,22,25,28,30,47 and 50 with very reliable and stable reception. I have a Channel Master rotor also that I rarely use, since the Winegard gets the Raleigh channels just fine off the backside.This was the configuration I used until the analog shutdown in June 2009. After the analog shutdown, WCTI reverted back from UHF to VHF and I totally lost that channel. I added a small Winegard VHF highband antenna to the mast and connected it directly to the VHF input of the preamp and was able to get 12 again, and also had stronger signals from 9 and 11. Later on, Fox 14 boosted power and I get them very well. 9,11 and 12 are the only stations that are actually on VHF in this area, all the others are UHF. I got the 8800 from Aim electronics in Goldsboro. Good luck.