|Originally posted by LearningMan:|
For the record, this antenna was getting RAVE reviews on this very board 1.5-2 years ago and still does AFAIK. I have had one for almost 3 years, live 40 miles from my towers and would not HAVE anything else. Mine never burps and I hardly EVER have to move the rotor. Interestingly enough, I have another digital affiliate at the exact opposite direction from my home that's about 70 miles from me and I get a 80% signal from them w/o ever moving the Stealth.
I will admit that terrain will dictate whether the antenna is right for your area but since you're in Alexandria and you're probably going for the DC/Baltimore affiliates, I'd be VERY surprised if it doesn't work perfectly for you. Another interesting note is that it does not "fly" as well as it looks like it would. I did some modifications to mine to brace it to handle wind better being in hurricane and nor'easter alley. In your area, you might want to consider wind as well. I lost two (in all fairness one was in a BAD nor'easter and the other was in a hurricane) before I got the last one and did my brace thing to it.
Sorry folks. I respectfully disagree with the above posters. I had my local affiliates' engineers out here (WRAL-I'm a test site for them) and we tried MANY other antennas on my house and the StealthTenna beat everything else hands-down both on reception and the meters in the truck.