Report a Problem
To report problems with the system or if you have questions please call 920-5395 or email us. Please provide a call back number; someone will contact you within 24 hours.
2/8/17 - The following documents were presented at the Translator Advisory Board meeting on Feb. 8th.
Channels 18-1, 18-2 and 18-3 are currently down on the Elephant Mt. translator site. This site is only accessible via helicopter and repairs are dependent on the weather and availability. We therefore cannot provide an exact date to investigate and resolve the outage.
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Mountain Top Translator System
The Pitkin County TV/FM Translator maintains and operates a mountain top translator system that re-broadcasts FM radio and television signals to residents of Pitkin County and other portions of the Roaring Fork Valley. If you are within line-of-sight of 1 of our 8 mountain top translators you may be able to receive basic television reception at no charge from our translator system.
During the Fall 2011 Election, voters approved a Referendum "expanding the purpose of the Pitkin County Translator Property Tax. Without increasing taxes, the FM and TV Department may research and facilitate the extension of wireless communication and internet services within Pitkin County, if and when, the technology is available and affordable."
- Funding for this service comes from a dedicated mill levy of 0.374. The cost to the taxpayer is $1.42 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.
- Services and assistance is available to Pitkin County Residents.
- If you live outside of Pitkin County please contact a repair person or your local government for assistance.