More antenna gain would be the best place to start. The Radio Shack U-75 really can't do 70+ miles very well. Two high end performers are the Antennas Direct 91XG and the Channel Master 4228. Channel 5.1 is really on channel 50. Both antennas perform well on channel 50.jsherm007 said:I live in Rochester, MN which is 85mi SE of Minneapolis, St. Paul.
I use the following antenna, I know it's not a channel master, but the range is great:
Then I use it with an amp that I also got from radio shack that cost about $55. This one:
What can I do to better pull in the signals from the cities more consistantly?