I live in a metro-East suburb of St. Louis Missouri, between Alton IL and Edwardsville. We recently got rid of all subscription TV services (budgetary reasons). We have a small box-type external aerial which is facing south-by-southwest (the same general direction as the City of St. Louis), about ten feet from the ground. Because we are in a major metropolitan broadcast area, we get fairly broad choices for stations–including the very-low-power Evangelical station sponsored by New Life Evangelistic Center, and the 3ABN (Adventist) broadcasts. I know that within the City of St. Louis proper, one can receive EWTN television broadcasts on Channel 62. It has never been a strong broadcast and i was never able to get it even a couple of miles outside the City limits in Maplewood.
It has occurred to me that I’d have a long-shot chance of picking up the EWTN broadcasts by putting up a rooftop aerial. Has anyone attempted this who lives in my general area and do they receive those broadcasts?
Before anyone mentions it–yes I am well aware that southern Illinois is practically blanketed with EWTN radio broadcasts. These tend to be moderate-power stations which require fairly sensitive radios to pick up the stations, but most auto radios and good-quality home tabletop radios will pick the radio stations.
It still would be nice to get EWTN via television broadcasts when possible. Anyone know if this is worth the effort to try?