I know this has nothing to do with Charlotte, but I am watching Fox on 14-1 here in Eastern NC. I have a nice designed homemade Antenna in the attic. We also have DTV but the storms have me getting no signal. I have the antenna for back up.
My point here is do some research online and you will find plans to building an antenna with items many of us have laying around. Mine works much better than the ones I have tried from stores.