Everybody's situation with OTA is different. It takes a combination of good antennas, luck and a bit of magic thrown in. I use separate antennas for UHF and VHF-Hi, namely the Stellar Labs Long Range UHF Yagi 30-2370
and the Stellar Labs Deep Fringe Directional VHF-Hi 30-2476
. Along with an RCA mast mounted preamp they work well for us though they likely wouldn't cover the PBS channel as it is low VHF 2. If you really want that one too then perhaps a directional VHF Lo-Hi/ UHF antenna from Channel Master
would work for you. Whatever you do don't buy one of those cheap '300 mile' antennas you see advertised. They will not work in situations like yours - only when you are close to the towers, pretty much line of sight - and they don't last long either.
Don't assume because your Rabbit Ears report says poor reception that you will not get a usable signal. My data shows the same - poor with 2 edge reception with transmitters at 42 and 57 miles away but with my setup we get a very good and reliable signal with only the occasional dropout. You really need to try even if you doubt it will work as you may be surprised what is possible. Also, since you are near the base of a hill whatever antenna(s) you choose tilt them up a bit to try to take advantage of the knife-edge effect (knife-edge effect - TIA's Glossary of Telecommunication Terms
). We have a hill between us and the transmitters and it works wonders here.
Good luck and welcome to Satellite Guys!