According to antennaweb.org my townhouse is located in an area where the digital signals I'm interested in are mostly in yellow, with 1 in green and one other that I'm mildy interested in lt green. Every signal that I'm interested in is between 79 degrees and 81 degrees on the compass. So, it would sound like a small to medium directional antenna with a preamp would more than suit my needs. I tried an indoor rabbit ears setup from Radio Shack ( http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D1880 ) but didn't have much luck with some of the stations. Additionally, I noticed some oddities where the signal would be sitting at 100% and then drop over the course of a few seconds to zero, lose signal and then bounce back up, resulting in on again off again reception... I look that antenna back and went with a larger omnidirectional antenna (not sure why, now that I think about it...) from Radio Shack ( http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D1634 ) which worked no better. So, I'm wondering if someone could recommend a decent antenna (preferably that I can go and pick up today), realizing that I have no attic and a small porch on the second floor of my townhouse that has exposure to the south and the east. I attached the output from antennaweb.org for your review...