Actually, based on your zip code, you shouldn't have much trouble with the D.C. stations, and, you may even see some of the Baltimore stations if you use the right antenna and use a rotator. I would suggest either an AntennasDirect XG-91 or a Channel Master 4228 plus a VHF-high band yagi like a Winegard YA-1713 . WJLA-DT, WUSA-DT and WBAL-DT from Baltimore are going back to their original VHF channels after February 16. 2009, so you will need the VHF antenna to pick them up. You can also use a rotator to fine tune the antenna for Baltimore.