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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.

Current Status
All channels are up.

    McClure lineup:
  • 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)
(Note: SD = Standard Definition, HD = High Definition)

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).

Antenna Recommendations:
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 have a line-of-sight view to the transmitter site:
  • RCA 751 (Amazon.com) and also usually at WalMart.
  • 1byone "85 Miles" (Amazon.com) Includes built-in booster.
    If you're in a farther out or if McClure is obscured by a lot of trees:
  • AntennaCraft HBU33 (Amazon.com)
  • Winegard HD7694P (Amazon.com)
  • Channel Master 2020 (Walmart)
If you try a different antenna, make sure it is "directional" (as opposed to "omnidirectional").

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". Example:

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.

Contact
If you have questions about the conversion or if you have found additional information that we could share on this page, please contact Paul.