We have a place on the gulf coast that is 145 miles north of tampa. I went down a couple of weeks ago to install converter boxes on our TV's, and found myself getting several local stations out of tampa crystal clear. The place is on a south-facing point of florida on the west coast; does the fact that most of the distance between these two towns is over water? My antenna is about 30-35' up; nothing fancy. Just one of those old standard antennas. Its about 10' in length. I also get the gainesville locals, which is 65 miles east. Before the digital all of our channels came from tallahassee; about 75 miles north. I still get those as well. So does the water have anything to do with it, or did the weather just happen to be right that day for long range reception? It was a little overcast that day. I'm going back this weekend so I'll know if it was by chance or not.