Antenna selection, Pittsburgh market – try 2! I am located about 18 mile east of the major towers out of Pittsburgh and looking to replace the GE Pro antenna with a new YAGI style antenna mounted above my chimney at about 32 feet off the ground so that I can say good bye to our Satillite provider. All are 1 or 2 edge path for reception. The goal with the antenna is to receive a reliable signal from the following: 13 1 (4) WQED PBS PITTSBURGH PA 17.5-260.1° 269.7° 74.91 - Fair 46.91 L 2 1 (25) KDKA-TV CBS PITTSBURGH PA 20.1-270.9° 280.5° 71.37 - Fair 31.52 11 1 (48) WPXI NBC PITTSBURGH PA 19.4-264.6° 274.2° 69.66 - Fair 27.83 4 53 1 (43) WPGH-TV FOX PITTSBURGH PA 19.4-271.2° 280.8° 67.58 - Fair 26.14 7 4 1 (27) WTAE-TV ABC PITTSBURGH PA 16.9-211.2° 220.8° 65.46 - Fair 25.41 L This is the current Rabbit Ears analysis for my location. RabbitEars.Info In April, I bought a GE Pro Outdoor Antenna. This antenna had a good user rating, but nowhere have I been able to find any specifications for it other than it’s rated for 70+ miles which I have come to realize means nothing. Before permanently installing I verified I could receive the majors in the Pittsburgh market (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS). I installed the antenna at about 15 feet off the ground but quickly found that I hadn’t accounted for the leaves starting to bloom, rainy and windy weather conditions or the impact of the hill in the direction of the transmitters behind the house and how they all impact the signal loss under the varying conditions. I attempted to correct the signal loss by buying and installing a Winegard preamp up at the antenna. In addition WQED 13 moved to VHF 4 July 1 and operates a low power transmitter. My current though is to buy the Channel Master Masterpiece 100 CM-5020 and move that antenna above the main roof at about 32 ft. off the ground and install a rotor. Channel Master at least publishes the gains for their products and my thinking is to go as high as feasible with the highest gain antenna for both VHF & UHF to overcome the shadowing from the hills and obstructions. I am a novice at this and do not know if it’s a good solution or if a different lower cost antenna will perform just as well. Appreciate any help I can get before I make the plunge again to cut the cord.