SLTV's Hansen Butte site is along I-5, situated at the right place to "look" north toward Eugene and down the I-5 "dogleg" to the southwest into Douglas County.
An engineering study showed great promise for a "translator system" emanating from Hansen Butte, a mile southeast of Cottage Grove, as the best solution for bringing good TV signals to Cottage Grove.
Hawley Butte Tower and wind turbine.
Hawley Butte Solar panels and translator facility.
London Springs facility and tower.
South Lane Television is a Non-profit, all volunteer organization providing free over-the-air television signal for Cottage Grove, Oregon area and nearby London and Culp Creek areas.
For most people in Cottage Grove, receiving SLTV’s free TV service is as easy as installing a set-top antenna. If your home is located behind trees or has other obstructions between SLTV’s towers and your home, a better quality (outdoor) antenna will be needed, and if you live out-of-town, perhaps an amplifier. For aid in choosing the correct antenna, see Technical Issues above. But once you have invested in the antenna system for the conditions at your home, free over-the-air television will be delivered to your TV at no further cost. And all the channels are of sparkling digital quality, and all stations that broadcast in high definition will be available to your HDTV in hi-def!
Hansen Butte Facility
(Photo courtesy of CG Sentinel)
London Springs Tower.