Used to be anyplace that sold TVs also sold and installed outside antennas. That all started to change in the 1980s and now no one local even sells outside antennas (Radio Shack was the last place) and finding someone to install one is - as you said- nearly impossible. My brother who lives in rural MN had a tower and antenna installed back in the late 90s, which works great for him, he get channels from 3 markets. I live in rural NY and have reception problems with good deep fringe antenna I installed on my 1 store house. My neighbor has no issues with a similar antenna on their 2 story house. So I thought I would put up a 30-40 foot tower, really easy to buy one over the internet impossible to find someone to install it and re-setup my antenna. I can not even find someone to come and check my current setup to see if there is an issue they could fix.... It is just about impossible for even find anyone who installs OTA antennas. ...