Now that I have settled into my duplex that I rent I'm looking at a more permanent setup for my radio. My main interest is rail band receiving along with occasional NOAA monitoring during skip. I live just north of a major metropolitan area and my main interest is receiving stuff to the north. My dilemma is this: which would perform better: something liked a tuned ventenna (low gain) on the roof or a commercial yagi in the attic. I really only have rail traffic directly to my north or directly to my south. Others have had good luck with a commercial yagi and homebrew half square in the attic. I am aware of the law with dishes and antennas on rentals, which for me pretty much leaves out anything outside other than something like a ventenna. In fact there is a small DirecTV dish on the roof over the garage which is separate from the main duplex thus legal.