If you check my address wtae isNOT able to be received. You can even come visit and I'll show you that wtae is notable to be picked up ota. If it were I wouldn't be putting myself through this aggravation.Looking up the OP's location based on the location they provided here they are in the Pittsburgh DMA. The Hearst stations in their market are off due to the ongoing Retransmission dispute. A quick TV Fool search seems to indicate that all the local stations should be fairly easy to pick up with a properly aimed antenna. I'd say that is your best option at this stage. Even at 10 feet the disputed stations are showing as "Green" for that zip code which means you should be able to easily receive them even with an indoor antenna.
Even if you went out and found an RV registration to qualify for DNS service it takes at least two weeks (or more) to get that turned on. By then the dispute will likely be over. The only other option would be to tell DirecTV you "moved" to a neighboring market that doesn't have a dispute going on. Even if you get them to ask for a waiver you're not going to get it.
you wont get a waiver
file for the waiver yourself
the station will require a signal test, and not with your tv, but a signal meter
you will have to pay for that test
This is not correct for his situation things are getting mixed up.
DIrectv DOES PROVIDE that channel, WTAE. That makes any signal test a waste of time, it will not allow him to get an out of Market station from Directv regardless of him able or not able to get it OTA. He would need a waiver, no signal test needed from WTAE and that has to be done from his Satellite Provider. The chances of WTAE allowing it is about zero particularly because they are in a dispute. The dispute is the only reason Directv is not providing the channel, that does not entitle Directv to provide another one or for someone who can not get it OTA to get a Distant. If he can persuade Directv to submit the waiver that is his one in a million chance and it appears he has persuaded them to.
he was claiming he would qualify for a waiver because he couldnt get a signal