Once I received it, one end of the box container was damaged with part of the cardboard torn and pushed in. I took the antenna out and it survived the damaged. First thing I noticed was what I considered strong construction of quality material and reinforced designed. This is not a flimsy easy to break or bending of elements. Opening the elements into their lock positions gave me confidence that this antenna will withstand anything the delta weather will throw at it.
I also bought the Winegard LNA-200 boost XT pre-amp > knowing that the distant signals will need all the help it can get. I used RG6 cable to maximize the signal download.
Using the chimney mount > I installed the system on a 5' mast which raised the system above the chimney about 2 1/2 + feet on a two story house. I have it pointed towards Diablo Mountain in a West -Southwest direction.
I powered up the pre-amp and could not believe the quality, color and all the local channels that I had hope to receive. With your antenna design, I did not need a rotor to zero in on any of the stations that I wanted. All this with reception at 25+ feet from the ground which is a tad lower than sea level. I know if the mountain was not in the way, your antenna would have clearly received the distant station signals without the need of the pre-amp.
I believe I have finally found one of the best outdoor antenna for it's size, compactness and signal gathering for what I feel is the best price in town.
Thank you for making such a great product that actually works. DeltaDale