I recently upgraded to a Marathon long-range antenna after having decent success with another antenna. My goal in upgrading was to improve upon the reception of stations that were 30-40 miles away (well within the range of both antennas). I had spoken with both manufacturers and they instructed me on the best way to point the antennas. My signals were generally around 70% - I am hoping that if I can get them over 80 then I should no longer have blips while watching them. I suspect my main problem is that I have a 100' run of RG59 going up to the antenna. The first antenna I had allowed for a wineguard amp and I had decent luck with that (not surprising because the signal was reinforced). When the amp died I decided to put the money into a new antenna. I think these are my two options: 1) Run shielded RG6 up there 2) Run electricity up there so that I can hook up a powered amp that was recommended by manufacturer. I really don't want do to his as the shortest length that I have would involve me poking a hole through a venthilation screen on my roof. Any other thoughts? Could the RG59 cable be re-used in some way?