The 4228hd is hooked on a tree up at the road. About 150ft of RG6 back to the cottage. 7777. Two TVs with digital-to-analog boxes (weak tuners).
We get every channel from Camp Fortune except Global. None of the channels ever break-up. Sun used to come in perfectly as well. CBOFT is one of the strongest channels even on rf9 with a 4228hd.
There are a lot of hills between the tower and my cottage. If CBOFT wants to change frequencies they must be aware of places with problems, but I doubt there are many complainers from my area 30 miles north of the tower. Doesn't VHF have some benefits in hilly terrain -- if it's adequately powered, and if a decent antenna is used?
I have a Wade-Delhi 10-y-6-s ten-element channel six antenna - brand new and unused, but there were some factory faults in the way the antenna was assembled so I can't unfold some of the directors and reflectors without breaking the plastic parts they are hinged on. I'm going to need to do my own repairs to get the antenna to work. I also need to take photos and measurements to share with the Antennas R&D forum here. But so far I haven't had time and I haven't thought of how to make the repairs.
I tested another much older and weaker VHF antenna but no Global, but the test location was less-than-ideal. The best spot on the property is up that tree by the road, but you can't put a yagi on a tree so it was tested on the roof. Eventually I'll get the Delhi tested, but I'm not holding my breath.
Interestingly if I re-aim to Pembroke I can get decent analog reception of CTV2 on rf5.
Global is massively underpowered. I wish they'd get off of low-vhf. It's not good service to their audience. Given that we get nothing but sniffs from Herbert Corners, we hope Global stays on the same tower.
As it is, it is just a summer cottage and we consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have CBC, CTV, and TVO in flawless HD along with even stronger signals from the four French channels. That is way more than fits our need for a summer cottage.