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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.

    McClure lineup:
  • 2.1 KREM (CBS, SD)
  • 4.1 KXLY (ABC, SD)
  • 6.1 KHQ (NBC, SD)
  • 6.1 KHQ (NBC, HD)
  • 6.2 KHQ SWX (NBC, SD)
  • 6.3 KHQ [blank] (NBC, SD)
  • 7.1 KSPS (PBS, HD
  • 7.2 KSPS World (PBS, SD)
  • 7.3 KSPS Create (PBS, SD)
  • 7.4 KSPS Kids (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). Our other sites have at least one UHF transmitter.

    If you're within a few miles AND have a line-of-sight view to the transmitter site:
  • RCA 751 (Amazon.com).
    Here's the best antenna for McClure:
    Note that it is VHF-only and might not not sutiable for our other sites!
  • Stellar Labs 30-2475 - Fringe Directional Antenna (Amazon.com)
    This is a 7 ft long, VHF-only antenna for more difficult locations:
  • Stellar Labs 30-2476 (Amazon)
If you try a different antenna, make sure it is "directional" (as opposed to "omnidirectional").

Do I need a signal "booster"?
We recommend an outdoor amplifier (aka booster) for most subscribers unless you are very close to a transmitter site and have an unobstructed view (line-of-sight).
Examples:

IMPORTANT: You'll need a short (~3 ft) piece of coax cable to connect the outdoor part of the amplifier to the antenna.
For example: 3' coax from Amazon

What about the cable from the antenna to the TV?
We recommend using RG6 coax cable for better performance.

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