Hi again thebeeguy,
I responded to your thoughts in the Flint, MI thread a bit earlier.
I'm a big fan of the offerings from Antennas Direct, but their dipole has a slim chance of getting WHNE. Two reasons why:
* It's not long enough, as it's intended for High-VHF (RF7-13). I read on this or another site that the length of it is ideal for RF10--so smack dab in the middle of High-VHF. Since WHNE is approved to go to Low-VHF RF3, the "wingspan" of an antenna for RF3 calculates out be just under 8 feet for the wavelength...not the approximately 3 feet of the Antennas Direct offering.
* WHNE is and will continue to be low power. Even with their filing this month asking for a higher output, their fringe coverage is only estimated to stretch to maybe Holly and Ortonville.
If you're wanting to be prepared for the off chance that have WHNE possibly reach you, consider an antenna with a wide beamwidth, such as:
I'd say watch for when they have it up in their "Deal of the Day" list, and drive down to Novi, MI to save the shipping costs.
I bet you get WJRT (RF12, VC12) with just about anything, since you're rather close by. Likely the only other High-VHF signal to try for is WJBK (RF7, VC2). If it were me, I'd be trying to add this antenna:
with a UVSJ (UHF/VHF Signal Joiner) to keep your 4-bay if it's serving you well for all other desired channels. Examples being:
(The first two are ready to be on the mast, whereas the last one would best be out of the weather.)
Even with that effort, and perhaps adding a mast-mounted pre-amplifier (paying attention to having the DC current pass through the joiner to reach it), I'd doubt you'd get WJBK at all times.
Maybe you'll turn me in to a liar. You mentioned in a post that you used to get WJBK...was that in the last few years, or back in the analog TV days of 2009 and prior?
Good luck! Cheers ~ Statmanmi