Washington Translators

Billy Goat (Mclure) Mountain KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-8

Communities Served: Winthrop - Twisp

GOOD

Bridgeport: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-24
Communities Served: Chief Joseph

GOOD

Chelan-Butte Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-7
Communities Served: Chelan - Manson

Coulee City Hall KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-10
Communities Served: Coulee City

Fox Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-8
Communities Served: Mallot

Goat Mountain KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-51
Communities Served: Brewster – Pataros

Goat Mountain KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-9

Communities Served: Lower Methow Valley

Grizzly Mountain KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-12
Communities Served: Winthrop – Twin Lakes

Jump Off Mountain/Stemit: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-17
Communities Served: Wenatchee – Rock Island

Leavenworth: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-13
Communities Served: Omak – Leavenworth

Monument Mountain KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-19
Communities Served: Quincy – Moses Lake

KSPS Engineering in the last two weeks has made improvements at the Quincy/Monument Mtn translator site to eliminate signal interference problems that were adversely affecting some of the KSPS secondary channels including, 7.2 (KSPS-World), 7.3 (KSPS-Create) and 7.4 (PBS Kids). At this time the site is operating very well however, if you are a regular viewer of KSPS in the Quincy/Moses Lake area and you have reception issues with any one of our four over the air channels (KSPS 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4) please let us know by calling KSPS Engineering at (509) 443-7687.

Olive Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-8
Communities Served: Omak – Riverside

Omak Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-17
Communities Served: Omak – Okanagan Valley

Idaho Translators

Black Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-32
Communities Served: Bonners Ferry – Moyie Springs

Canfield-Butte Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-26
Communities Served: Coeur D’ Alene

The antenna work at the Canfield-Butte site has been completed. Unfortunately, with the completion of the project its been determined that the transmission of KSPS from this location is significantly lower than it was prior to the installation of a new antenna at the site that we share with Idaho Public Television. At this time we are looking into the issue with Idaho Public Television because it is their antenna and thus, their issue to resolve. We met with Idaho Public Television Engineering at the Canfield-Butte site on Tuesday 12/3 to see what can be done to resolve the issue. The problem is complicated and one that both KSPS and Idaho PTV are committed to resolve.

Due to the lower power transmission issue some over the air viewers of KSPS in the Coeur D' Alene area may find it difficult to receive KSPS via antenna. If you are presently a KSPS viewer who is having issues receiving KSPS over the air via antenna please let us know by calling KSPS Engineering at (509) 443-7687.

The other issue caused by the KSPS low power transmission issue from the Canfield/Butte site was with the cable company, Spectrum in Coeur D' Alene. I am pleases to report that as of Monday 12/2 the reception issue with the KSPS Program Service on Spectrum Cable in Coeur D' Alene as well as Post Falls and Moscow Idaho has be corrected.

To correct the issue KSPS Engineering provided and helped Spectrum install a Ch-7 antenna at their Post Falls location to receive the KSPS signal directly from the KSPS transmitter & antenna site in Spokane. From there Spectrum Engineering re-routed their signal flow so that the strong KSPS signal from Post Falls is now feeding the Spectrum head end locations both in Coeur D' Alene and Moscow Idaho.

At this time the KSPS Program Service on Spectrum Cable in Coeur D' Alene, Post falls and Moscow Idaho is working well. However, if you are a regular viewer of KSPS in those communities and you have any reception issues with KSPS in the future on Spectrum, feel free to contact KSPS Engineering at (509) 443-7687.

Cottonwood-Butte Mountain:
KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-16
Communities Served: Craigmount – Cottonwood – Grangeville

At this time neither KREM or KHQ are available via the Cottonwood/Butte Translator site. KHQ is currently working on a solution to return service to the area. KREM at this time has no plans to return service at this time.

Lewiston Hill: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-24
Communities Served: Clarkston, Wa – Lewiston, Id

Priest Lake TV District
Kenner Point MountainKSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-5

Priest Lake TV District
Lakeview Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-31
Communities Served: Priest Lake Area

Sandpoint Baldy Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-23
Communities Served: Sandpoint – Spirit Lake

The KSPS primary transmitter is now back on line at the Sandpoint Baldy Translator Site.

Back in August the air conditioning system in the building at the site was intermittently failing to maintain proper operating temperatures within the building. As a result we had to turn off our primary transmitter and put our lower powered backup transmitter on the air. Due to operating at reduced power there were reception issues for some of our viewers watching us over the air via antenna. Unfortunately, given the building is owned and operated by Avista Corp. we could not return our main transmitter to air until Avista addressed the HVAC system, which they were finally able to do this week. On Wednesday 11/6 we put our main transmitter back on the air.

With the return of our main transmitter on air KSPS viewers around the Sandpoint area who watch KSPS over the air via antenna should now be receiving the station. If not viewers should try to re-scan their television set. If after performing a re-scan KSPS is still not available please call KSPS Engineering at (509) 443-7687.

Montana Translators

Big Fork: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-21
Communities Served: South/Southwest Big Fork

Blacktail Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-32
Communities Served: Kalispell

King Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-13
Communities Served: Troy – Bull Lake

Polson: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-29
Communities Served: Polson Area

Thompson Falls: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-36
Communities Served: Thompson Falls Area

TV Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-8
Communities Served: Missoula – Hamilton

Sheldon Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-30
Communities Served: Libby Area

Woodsbay: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-11
Communities Served: Somers – Lakeside

Oregon Translators

Basket Mountain: KSPS 7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4 on CH-23
Communities Served: Milton Freewater – Walla Walla, WA