Technical Alerts



UPDATE AS OF 7/12/2019 8:50am

The Orcas island transmitter is now on the air in its new home on channel 18. Viewers will need to rescan to acquire the new channel. Their PSIP (channel information) will still display 28.1- 28.4 and look like it did before.

If you scan to add new channels and not delete out dead channels, you may have two sets of KBTC channels, one of which is non-functional.

With the change to channel 18, our signal will change as we no longer have interference from a distant channel 24 in Canada, and do not have a close channel 18 in Canada, but do have a distant channel 18 in the northern Seattle area.

We hope to see improvement for our North Sound and Canadian viewers. Thank you for your patience during this transitional period.


AS OF 7/9.2019:

The date of the channel switch in the Bellingham area was pushed back to July 11/12 at wich point you will need to rescan to get the new channel (from channel 28 to channel 18)

You may contact us by email with concerns and questions

This change does NOT affect cable or satellite viewers.



Thank you,


KBTC Web Producer