Originally Posted by realoldman
If the tower is 60 mikes away how close do you need to be for good signal?
One of the best tools out there (that I know about) is tvfool.com
You can put in your specific address (on their site) and it will give you good information about the signal strength of any particular station at your address. I used this site before getting my antennas in January of 2011. And once I got my antennas a short while after, the real world results were very close to what I saw on tvfool.com
At 60 miles away, your exact location is very important. For example, at 62 miles away, I can get reliable reception on WSOC with my long range rooftop and attic antennas. And I can also see WBTV at 69 miles out. However, at my distance, that would not be the case for many viewers. The elevation of your home and any obstructions around you become very important factors the farther away you get. On the other hand, WXII is my closest station at 20 miles away. And I can receive it effortlessly with any antenna.
Let's just hope the repacking of channels does not do too much damage over the next year or two!