Last week we were without power and living in the PC in our back yard. The only TV we could get was off the air. The antenna at the very least gave us the news and weather reports. The antenna is not the best at picking up all the local stations but it got some of them. I am real glad we had the antenna for this and any future emergences. I am even gladder to have my Directv back in the house with electric power restored.
Ron the side rails for the awning do not stick out and farther than the door handle, so unless you removed the door handle they should not present any problems.