McClure Mountain Digital TV Information
McClure Mountain serves the middle section of the Methow Valley, from Benson/Texas Creek to the Rendezvous north of Winthrop.
All channels are up.
(Note: SD = Standard Definition, HD = High Definition)
- 2.1 KREM (CBS, SD)
- 4.1 KXLY (ABC, SD)
- 6.1 KHQ (NBC, HD and SD)
- 6.2 SWX (KHQ subchannel, SD)
- 7.1 KSPS (PBS, HD
- 7.2 KSPS World (PBS, SD)
- 7.3 KSPS Create (PBS, SD)
- 28.1 KAYU (FOX, HD)
- 28.2 This TV (KAYU subchannel, SD)
If you have a line-of-sight view of McClure Mountain, you should be able to get good reception if you use an outdoor antenna.
A preamplifier (booster) may be needed for best reception.
Make sure your antenna is pointed at the correct mountain!
McClure is the big mountain directly south of Twisp. You can see transmitter towers at the top (you may need to use binoculars).
Indoor antennas are not recommended and probably will not work.
Our transmitters on McClure Mountain are in the VHF range (no UHF), which is common to most existing antennas.
If you are within a few miles AND have a line-of-sight view to the transmitter site:
- RCA 751 (Amazon.com).
If you're farther out or if McClure is obscured by a lot of trees:
If you try a different antenna, make sure it is "directional" (as opposed to "omnidirectional").
- AntennaCraft HBU33 (Amazon.com)
- Winegard HD7694P (Amazon.com)
- Channel Master 2020 (Walmart)
Do I need a signal preamplifier ("booster")?
If you have a good view to the transmitter site, you can try using an antenna and no signal preamplifier. If you find the the signal is too
weak, you can then add an amplifier. We recommend a signal preamplifier for most subscribers unless you are close to a transmitter site and have an unobstructed view (line-of-sight) to the site.
The best type has a part that mounts at the antenna and is often called an "outdoor preamplifier" or "outdoor amplifier".
What about the cable from the antenna to the TV?
We recommend using RG6 coax cable for better performance.
New Coverage Area
We now transmit part of the signal to the Benson and Texas Creek areas.
If you have questions about the conversion or if you have found
additional information that we could share on this page,
please contact Paul.