thanks for the information. No, I deserve no sympathy, I live in "God's Country"
when it comes to beauty and not having the latest and greatest in technology is a small price to pay, though it is frustrating that there are places here that are very well 'covered', we're just not in one of them.
It's the same with digital TV, there is a hill somewhere between us & Seattle and even with box and antenna, we will lose all reception after the switch, digital does not 'flex' like analog (as one station engineer explained to us). There may be some stations that will switch back to an analog band after the big switch. But hey, there are folks in urban areas with buildings blocking their reception!
Who has time for TV when we have a FGRV to go exploring in!