Hi there - I'm a recent indoor digital antenna buyer and budding OTA enthusiast. I live on the 4th floor of an apartment in Brooklyn, about 5-10 miles south of tens of OTA channels broadcasting from towers in Manhattan and within 30 miles of attainable channels in New Jersey and Long Island. I'm getting 75+ channels on a bad day and close to 100 on a good day. I've experimented with a couple different indoor digital antennas - a 35 mile radius and a 50 mile radius antenna. I have a few questions for someone out there, as I am eager to learn more about how these antennas work and hoping that one of you guys can help. -There's a channel about 7 miles away that broadcasts from the Empire State Building that I can't seem to reliably get. I get lots of other channels that transmit from the ESB, but I can't get this one. Why would that be? -Is there a reason why a 35 mile antenna would get certain channels that a 50 mile antenna wouldn't? I noticed that I ended up getting slightly more channels with the 35 than the 50, even though the quality overall is better with the 50. Do antennas with more range sacrifice the ability to locate certain low-power channels that are closer? -I've only used the flat antennas that look like mousepads. In order to better get the channels that are in NJ and LI to the east and west, would an indoor antenna with old-school rabbit ears or a curved antenna (like the Mohu Curve) likely perform better than the flat antennas? I realize these are pretty basic questions - like I said, I'm really curious about how this technology works and have been reading up a bunch about it so I'm hoping that someone can help me along here. Thanks in advance.