I started having issues with our tv antenna a few weeks ago; figured I'd get a new one in the spring. The amplifier seems to have bit the bullet on ours....little green lite doesn't shine anymore and we got no reception.
Anyway...we still had a reserved outing this past week at one of our local St. Parks so we didn't want to be without a TV in case the weather went south...So, I made my own antenna from directions I found on You tube and found out what I was missing....we got 17 clear channels instead of the normal 6 we got at this campground over the past 7 years using our old bat-wing antenna.
It isn't pretty; but the reception was excellent with 0- digital fade and loss of signal.
Not once, in 5 days did we loose a signal....heck, we would loose the signal with the bat-wing 5 times in one day....
If you can follow simple directions and don't want to spend the money on a new antenna...try building one yourself....I have to say, I am sold...My cost? about $3.50 in parts I already had laying around my shed from an old remodeling job....Here's a picture of one very similar to the one I made.
Again...If I hadn't seen how effective this was; I'd never had believed it.