Though that might be true, if you are willing to spend the money for a good antenna and such, with the possibility it might not work, I'd say go ahead and try it. OTA tv reception has a voodoo aspect to it, and you never know.Pittsburgh is almost 70 miles from you. If you are on top of a ridge with maybe 1 edge sight to the station, it might be possible with a strong all channel antenna or with a signle channel (Ch. 4) antenna. If you are down in a valley - not much hope.
I have two different UHF-VHF models of the Televes antennas. They have an incredible low noise preamp with two separate parallel outputs---which makes them shine on UHF. VHF High Band is a stretch, because you have little more than the equivalent of a dipole and a great preamp for channels 7-13.Thanks. House is on east side, within eyesight of the high school. I lived in the house 30 years ago, when the Pittsburgh and Cleveland locals were all difficult to get except at night, so we were limited to Youngstown. Also thinking about that Stellar Labs 30-2370 up on the roof with a rotor as well. My TV Fool report shows Youngstown and Erie being exactly opposite, so the Antop would be good for that, with the proper elevation. That Televas unit looks interesting too.
Mike helped me years ago too, setting up Shaw Direct in Fairbanks. Used two 4 foot dishes bought locally but used his numbers for sizing.Mike! I was a customer of yours and listened to you when you were on satelite radio. I got one of the last big usa made channel master antenna. The cm rotors do not last long and I got a yausa 450 actuator for a replacement. The lowest broadcast frequency for erie is 12 but not reliable as I only have televese mounted about 6 feet off the ground. I think when I put it or the up either the televese or antop sbs 800 around 25 feet I will do ok with erie pa. When I am done I will either have 3 or 4 antenna,s.