Sure. Depending on where you live, it may even be a better alternative to the old-style beam antenna. My 2m/440 base station antenna works great for picking up TV audio, I've just never bothered hooking it up to a TV.
I'll only have it temporarily unless I hook up a digital converter box.. What it is, I have a van that has a 13 inch TV installed in a console between the two front seats. I just have a small antenna on the top for the scanner...The antenna I am running off of on the van is the same kind I have on the truck, It's like this http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99040
and I didn't have a PL 259 to F or BNC to F connector. I just held it together and it worked great...Wonder if it would work as well with digital on an external antenna later on?
And no, It's not ATSC, It's NTSC or whichever the analog is...I'll only have it till Feb.. I'll have to experement with it and see...
Anyone see any problems?
I found being in the sticks that my discone works better than the TV antenna both for normal off air TV and for digital through the converter box. I also get more digital channels off the discone than the regular TV antenna.
When I moved into the place I am now, I set up my 2 meter 5/8 wave mag mount on my mini-fridge for a TV antenna. Works good for me, but I guess it pays to be withing 20 airline miles from all the Boston TV towers.