Originally Posted by Jim1348
Thank you very much for the reply. That is
indeed the antenna that I was thinking of. They are on the second floor, but on the east side of the building. In fact, they are on the southern half of the east side. Obviously, the best thing going for them is being on the second floor. Anyway, I may just give them an old pair of rabbit ears for now and if they get some reception, I am sure that the Terk HDTVi would perform better for them.
I would probably recommend the amplified version of that antenna, the HDTVa. If the amplification turns out to be too much, it can simply be switched off. But the reason I bring up the amplified version is because my grandmother lives in an apartment close to Cedar Avenue between Apple Valley and Lakeville. Though she's content with having cable, I've played around with antennas while I've visited. Her third floor, south-facing apartment has an abundance of signal for the big UHF stations from Shoreview - so much signal, in fact, that a paper clip can make for a sufficient antenna - but reception of 9 and 11 is difficult, or even impossible, on anything but the HDTVa.
Another advantage of the HDTVa, though to what extent would certainly depend on whether you're interested in the particular programming or not, was that it had no significant difficulty picking up some of the more distant or lower-powered stations out there. In particular, I was surprised how good of a signal the antenna received from KPXM from roughly 55 miles away and, when turned in the appropriate direction, the 1600 Watt Wisconsin Public TV translator located about 30 miles away near River Falls.