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970.641.9148

P.O. Box 1369
Gunnison, CO 81230
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OVER-THE-AIR DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNALS NOW SHOWING!

Television Service

How To Receive Digital Television Signals

TV Channel Guide


Television Service

USE THE SCAN FEATURE ON YOUR DIGITAL TELEVISION OR CONVERTER BOX TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE RECEIVING ALL AVAILABLE CHANNELS.

The over-the-air television translator system provides exceptional quality digital television signals. Most areas receive up to 20 channels including Discover, Rocky Mountain PBS, Create, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, FOX, ME-TV, NASA and more. There are two local channels, Crested Butte TV (10.1) and Gunni-Guide TV (12.2). For a complete listing of channels available in your area please refer to the TV Channel Guide below.

TV CHANNEL LISTINGS

  • An on-air TV Guide is available on the translator system on channel 12.1 in most areas.
  • View TV Listings online at GunniGuide.tv Listings

HOW TO RECEIVE DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNALS

To receive over-the-air digital television signals, you will need a digital TV or a digital-to-analog converter box for your analog TV. To obtain the digital signals available in your area, use the scan feature on your digital television or converter box. If you receive duplicate channels during the scan process, delete the weakest signal. The TV Channel Guide below shows the channels available in your area.

The quality of the pictures you receive is directly related to the equipment and installation used to receive the signals. A good quality outdoor antenna is required to receive over-the-air television signals. The antenna should be securely mounted outdoors and pointed toward the District's translator site serving your area. If your antenna and coaxial cable is more than 10 years old, it may need to be replaced. Systems that split signals may experience reduced signal quality. RG6 coax cable is recommended (RG59 coax cable may not work in all areas).

Outdoor Antenna Requirements:

The type of antenna needed varies depending on which translator site you are using to pick up signals. Generally, larger antennas work best to receive over-the-air television signals in rural areas, especially in those areas served by VHF signals. Rabbit ears, small digital antennas, flat “paper” antennas, and attic installations are typically not sufficient to receive the over-the-air television signals and are not recommended. RG6 coax cable is recommended for antenna installations.

Antenna Ratings:

  • Low band VHF receives channels 2-6
  • High band VHF receives channels 7-13
  • UHF receives channels 14-69
  • The Gunnison area requires a VHF/UHF combination antenna that receives low band VHF channels (2-6), high band VHF channels (7-13) and UHF channels (14-69).
  • Crested Butte, Pitkin, Waunita and Gateview areas require a VHF/UHF combination antenna that receives high band VHF and UHF.
  • Crested Butte South, Jacks Cabin, Monarch, Parlin & Sapinero areas require a UHF antenna although a VHF/UHF combination antenna will work as well.
  • The Powderhorn area requires a high band VHF antenna, although a VHF/UHF combination antenna will work as well.
  • The Sargents area requires a VHF antenna capable of receiving low band VHF channels. A VHF/UHF combination antenna will work as long as it is rated for low band VHF channels.

This online utility might help point your antenna in the correct location: http://www.antennaweb.org.

Outdoor VHF/UHF Antenna Recommendations:

Following are examples of outdoor antennas that will work to receive the over-the-air digital television signals. Certainly there are many others that will perform well. Just make sure to choose the antenna rated appropriately for the area from which you are receiving signals. The Met Rec District provides signals from 12 translator sites located throughout the service area.

If you are splitting signals between more than one TV, choose a larger, channel specific antenna. Larger “boom” style antennas work best in areas that are receiving VHF channels.

  • Channel Master model CM3020. Rated for channels 2- 69. Good for all areas.
  • Channel Master model CM2018. Rated for channels 7 – 69. Not recommended for Gunnison; good for areas that do not require low band VHF.
  • Channel Master Digital Advantage models 45, 60. Rated for high band VHF & UHF. Not recommended for Gunnison; good for areas that do not require low band VHF.
  • Winegard model HD7084 & HD8200. Rated for channels 2-69. Good for all areas.
  • Winegard model HD7694P, HD7679P & 7698P. Rated for channels 7-69. Not recommended for Gunnison; good for areas that do not require low band VHF.
  • RCA model ANT 751R NOT recommended. This antenna, sold locally, is not recommended as it is too small to provide reliable signal delivery.

UHF Antennas:

  • GE model 24792
  • Eagle Aspen

Antennas are available locally and at several on-line sites. One such on-line site is solidsignal.com which carries antennas and packages with mounts, coax cable and pre-amps. You can also go directly to the manufacturers sites.

General antenna installation guidelines from Antennas Direct (PDF)

For questions regarding how to receive the over-the-air television signals or the best type of antenna for your area, please contact the operations manager, Bill Cote, at 641-9148 or via email at tech@gcmetrec.com. We’re happy to help!

Thanks for growing with us. We hope you enjoy the No-Fee TV provided by the Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District.

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TV Channel Guide

MET REC TELEVISION TRANSLATOR SYSTEM - CHANNEL GUIDE

Site Name/Location
Almont Cable System
Comstock (North Highway 135)
Crested Butte South
Crested Butte (Sunlight Ridge)
Gunnison (W Mountain)
Monarch Pass (Tomichi Valley)
North Valley Sub. Cable System
Parlin

Pitkin (Town Site)

Pitkin / Ohio City (Waunita Pass)

Powder-horn

Powder-horn / Lake City (Gateview)

Sapinero

Sargents

KWGN - CW 2
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
Movies!
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2
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KCNC - CBS 4
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1
KTVD - ME-TV
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.2
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4.2
4.2
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KPXC - Ion Life
4.3
4.3
4.3
4.3
4.3
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4.3
4.3
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KPXC - Qubo
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
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4.4
4.4
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NASA

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
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4.5
4.5
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KMGH - ABC 7
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
KRMA - RMPBS
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
RMPBS - V-Me
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
RMPBS - Create
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
8.3
Ion Plus
8.4
8.4
8.4
8.4
8.4
8.4
Ion Life
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
WORLD
8.6
8.6
8.6
8.6
8.6
8.6
8.6
8.6
KUSA - NBC 9
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
CB-TV 10
10.1
10.1
10.1
10.1
10.1
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10.1
10.1
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10.1
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CCTV
11.1
11.1
11.1
11.1
11.1
11.1
TV GUIDE
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
LOCAL GVTV
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
DISCOVER
13.2
13.2
13.2
13.2
13.2
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13.2
13.2
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RT America
13.3
13.3
13.3
13.3
13.3
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13.3
13.3
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KTVD - My 20
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.1
KJCT - DT ABC 8, Grand Junction HD
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21.1
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KJCT - DT2 CW, Grand Junction
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21.2
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KJCT - DT3 ABC 8, Grand Junction, SD
21.3
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21.3
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KDVR - FOX 31
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.1
KCDO-Indep.
45.2
45.2
45.2
45.2
45.2
Ion Plus
45.3
45.3
45.3
45.3
45.3

Download PDF TV Channel Guide

For more information about the system or to report a service issue, please contact the operations manager at 641-9148.

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