Any suggestions for an antenna that I would like to try in my attic to possibly avoid putting it on my roof? Is winegard good for that too?
Another company that makes solid-bar antennas is SITCO, who's primary market is CATV/MATV operators. They make separate UHF, VHF-hi and VHF-lo broadband antennas ( Log Periodic Arrays ). They also make single-channel antennas, plus optional stacking versions ( CATV-MATV ). These antennas are durable enough to survive hurricanes, tornados and Alaskan blizzards (and are priced accordingly).
Pay attention to the antenna's weight before buying one. The weight of a single antenna can vary from 4 pounds for UHF, to 32 pounds for a VHF-lo.
I'm not crazy about putting an antenna on my roof right now and would love to just replace what's in my attic but I'm not sure I know enough to do it on my own.
I would not use a 4228HD. It is too directional. Consider instead the 4221, U-4400, or similar 4 bay antenna. Turn it a bit toward ION without loosing WOTV and try it for awhile. Worst case-install it on the roof. Next get a VHF antenna (Y5-7-13) for WOOD and WWMT. After that figure out which PBS you want. WGVK will need a low band VHF antenna (Y5-2-6) with a HLSJ joiner. WGVU will need it's own VHF hi band antenna (Y5-7-13) with a channel 11 Jointenna. Use a UVSJ to add the UHF antenna to the VHF. If you want to try a preamp, get an AP-2870.
Thanks for the info. Is a place like RadioShak best for these or do you have another suggestion?