Thank you both. Might take me a little but you've given me enough info. to make this work. The explanations help make sense as to which channels I can get and which don't come in well. Tonight, ABC won't come in at all, but NBC is great.
Rakstr - I am further east of you, but west of 2499. Just west of the Neighborhood Walmart.
JHBrandt - Not sure I could get away with rabbit ears in the living room aesthetically, but I'll take a look at the attic/rooftop antenna. i was wrong about the direction: right now it is on a window facing NW; my only other option is NE. If I put it on roof where the satellite used to be, I could face it south, southwest, but it would need to go through the roof.