If the TVFool dB NM is below zero, the likelihood of receiving the channel is extremely low, and the lower the number goes, the lower the liklihood of it being received also goes.
The small "150" mile antennas do not have the electrolytic capacity to receive signals so weak as those from even 100 miles away.
These antennas purportedly receive signal from so far away because of their amplifier, which is supposed to attone for the lack of the necessary physical characteristics (too small and with too few elements).
IMHO, that Lave HD8000 antenna might be good for 15-20 miles, but is at least 4X overpriced when compared with most other antennas that can provide the same reception.
There is NO 125 mile antenna that can provide omnidirectional reception, similar omnidirectional anrennas can receive signals from possibly up to 25 miles.
The Antennas Direct 91-XG is widely agreed to be one of the best UHF antennas around. It has many elements that enhance its reception ability, but comparing its exceptional performance with these cheap (quality only - the price is usually expensive) "150" mile antennas, the 91-XG always wins.
Please don't waste your money on miraculous little antennas even with built in rotors that promise the moon and work unimpressively for a short time (until the cheap pre-amp fails).
Buy an antenna from Channel Master, Winegard, Antennas Direct or another manufacturer that builds real antennas with proven design.
If it looks quirky, it is quirky, avoid it.
If it makes claims that outstrip reason like 150 mile reception, avoid it.
If it slices, dices and chops, buy it but don't pay more than $19.95! ;^)
The only proven way to get deep fringe reception is by having your antenna as high as possible to overcome the curvature of the earth (which blocks signals) and to have the largest antenna possible tuned to the frequencies you need to receive.
P.S - I note that these antennas claim to receive 1080p and 4K signals - BUT OTA 1080p and 4K signals DO NOT EXIST, if they lie about one or two things, it reduces their credability about more.
Edited by Jim5506, 11 September 2016 - 07:14 PM.