Fourteen years ago the old rabbit-ears antenna I hung under the upstairs porch was not cutting it ! So I made my own digital reception out of welders rods & Stainless Steel mesh ! There are some simple yet effective homemade TV Antenna designs that can be built at home with parts you may already have around your house.
I finally broke down and purchased an Amplified eave mount rotating Digital 60 mile range Antenna for 💲35 later in 2019 ❗️
And just like cable’ whilst a fraction of the channels there is still nothing worth watching ❗️