Wowser, knock me over with a feather.
Finished installing a dedicated circuit and panel for the TV and the amplified Antop antenna.
I'm no novice when it come to OTA antennas, having built my own and used a 4 bay on the trailer and an 8 bay on the roof of my house. The roof antenna was mounted 25' in the air and pointed in the direction of TV transmitters whose signals were blocked by an nearby escarpment and tall trees. I got 7 channels.
So I powered up my 30 buck TV, running on 12 volts and powered up the antenna and ran a scan. I was expecting, at best, to get maybe get 2 or 3 channels because by all accounts the location of the antenna is extremely poor, much worse than the roof location.
The numbers on the scan keep going up so I thought that maybe it was showing channels that were just ghosts and wouldn't actually show up. 17! unbelievable.
4 are pixelated so that leaves me with double what I got with a good antenna mounted high up.
For those of you who say that there's nothing good to watch on TV, a Big Mac with bacon looks good to me.