Do you have a source for this info?
If you spring $30-$50 for an omnidirectional TV antenna you can hang it in a close closet or attic. I had the same problems with the rabbit ears (40 miles from towers.)So I bought a DB4 from Antennas Direct or Channel Master and now get 2x the channels. It is made for roof mount but is hidden away and works well.
Nondeterminism means never having to say you are wrong.