First of all let me say that the vast majority of local stations in my area are all in the same direction. If you're trying to pick up stations in different directions, this may not be the antenna for you. I'm in Navarre, FL, and this antenna picks up stations from Pensacola and Mobile, AL with no problem. It says on the box it's good for up to 40 miles away, but I'm getting one station that's 60 miles away and another that doesn't even show up on antennaweb.org. I installed it about 20 feet up in a tree and pointed it in the general direction shown for most of the stations on the street-level map on antennaweb. I used a 50 ft. QUAD SHIELDED cable also purchased at Walmart. That's one of the keys here- don't cheap out on the cable! I could have saved $5 on the cable, but I'm sure my results wouldn't have been nearly as good. I unplugged the cable from the street and plugged in the antenna in its place- running through 2 quality 4-way splitters, resulting in 7 feeds into the house. Just for kicks I tried it like that, and to my amazement it worked! The one station that isn't shown on antennaweb (Fox 10 out of Mobile) came in, but would freeze up every minute or so. After tracking down the outlets I wanted active, I narrowed it down to 3 and ended up with a single 4-way splitter feeding 3 outlets in the house. After doing that, I get NO freezing on any of the channels. In short, I'm extremely pleased with this little gem, I only wish I had gone this route before wasting so much time and money trying to find a good indoor antenna. Just make sure you're using Quad-shielded coax cable, and if splitting it, make sure you're using high-quality splitters. Also a word about amplifiers- remember that they're going to amplify whatever you feed them- if you have a long, poor quality cable run from the antenna to the amplifier, you're going to be amplifying a garbage signal and you're just going to get "louder" garbage. The quality of your cable and splitters will do far more than an amplifier will. That being said, if you're feeding a large number of outlets an amplifier may help a bit, just make sure you place it as close to the antenna as possible and again, use quality cable.
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