I was down at a friend's house in Chesterfield SC the other day and noticed he was using an antenna for his TV needs. He's about 65 miles SE of Charlotte, tucked behind a hill from CLT and under several huge oak trees. He has an 8 bay Wineguard screen type antenna with amp, about 20 feet above ground level, orented to CLT which was installed by the local telephone coop for $200. I've noticed a good number of this same antenna installed around Chesterfield. Of course I had to try it out--it was the middle of the afternnoon with an outside temp of about 95. Charlotte stations 9, 18, and 58 were in rock solid perfect HD, along with all their sub-channels. Also, 13, 15, 21, and 43 from Florence/Myrtle Beach came in rock-solid off the back of the antenna--33 came in with break-ups. My friend reports this is typical daytime reception with 3 and 36 usually coming in solid at night. I was pretty surprised at two channels--58, which my friend says his young son watches all day, and 43 which is a good deal further away than the other Florence stations, most of which are about 50 miles away. Note that 13, a VHF channel, comes in strong off the back of a UHF antenna. Just goes to show that excellent digital reception is quite doable in rural areas with the right equipment.