Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Transmitter Channel - prior to Re-pack changes

To see the list sorted by virtual channel click here

Information on Channel Changes

The re-pack channel changes have begun. Four stations have their new channels on the air: KTVU 2 on channels 26 and 31, KPJK 60 on channel 27, KCNS 38 sharing with KTNC 42 and KEMO 50 on channel 32 and KKPX 65 on channel 33.

The phase 9 stations, amounting to a total count of 30 on this list, will be changing channels by the end of April. To receive these stations you will have to rescan your TV receiver again after they move. For full details on the Re-Pack changes click here.

See "Notes" below for an explanation of the header information.

If re-pack channel # = ?, the future channel assignment not known for this low power station.   This information will be updated when available.

City of
and Notes TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station - CMC-USA     
2.345.32.3 CMC     
2.445.42.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.52.5 Blues     
2.645.62.6 Daystar
2.745.72.7 AUN     
2.845.82.8 KTSF-TV     
2.945.92.9 Heartland     
2.1045.102.9 Dot10 TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station - CMC-USA     
2.345.32.3 CMC     
2.445.42.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.52.5 Blues     
2.645.62.6 Daystar
2.745.72.7 AUN     
2.826.32.8 KTSF-TV     
2.945.92.9 Heartland     
2.1045.102.9 Dot10 Grove31673 H - L Telexitos     
3.333.43.3 Light TV H - L FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 - L - OMI station - CMC-USA Dove TV KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF Heartland Dot10 of Folsom0.3482 L TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - CMC-USA     
4.317.34.3 CMC     
4.417.44.4 KQSL-TV     
4.517.54.5 Blues     
4.617.64.6 Daystar
4.717.74.7 AUN     
4.826.24.8 KTSF     
4.917.94.9 Heartland     
4.1017.104.9 Dot10 TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station - CMC-USA CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF Heartland Dot10 TVMontereySE of Monterey.1-85 L FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H - T - LOCAList     H
7.57.312.5 LAFF TV Peak20.62493 H - ABC     H Estrella TV FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H - Grove331958 H - M - PBS PBS World PBS Kids Sacto28.62008 H - Justice Network   
10.310.310.3 Bounce   
10.410.410.4 Quest   
11.224.824.8KAAPJewelry TVSan Jose-St.ClaraLoma Prieta Mt1.852654 
11.324.324.3 Antenna TV     
11.424.124.1 Diya-TV     
11.624.624.5 MBC     
11.824.524.5 VietBay     
11.1024.724.7 NewsNet     
12.311.113.3KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M -
12.411.213.4 Cozi-TV     
12.548.319.3 Telemundo     H
12.648.419.4 Cozi-TV     H
13.335.111.1KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
14.343.114.3K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L - R
14.443.214.4 Azteca 2     
14.543.314.5 Jewelry TV     
14.643.414.6 Azteca 4 TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L
15.215.2  Telexitos of San Andreas5001821 H KTFK-UniMas Walnut Grove   H
18.319.318.3 Bounce TV S of San Andreas   
18.419.418.4 Escape TV S of San Andreas KUVS-Univision S of San Andreas Toro15687 L Telexitos    
19.319.319.3 Daystar
19.419.419.4 KMBY     
19.519.519.5 BTN     
19.619.619.6 Home Shopping     
19.719.719.7 Jerusalum TV     
20.316.123.3KSCZHai LeSanFrancisco-San JoseMt. Allison152224 L
20.416.223.4 Hahn Le     
20.516.323.5 VietSky     
20.616.423.6 VLife     
20.716.523.7 QHTV     
20.816.623.8 NetViet     
20.916.723.9 VietTop     
20.1016.823.10 VBS     
20.1116.923.11 U_Channel     
20.1216.1023.12 VNA-TV     
20.1316.1123.14 SetTV     
20.1416.1223.15 IBC     
20.1516.1423.16 VietS     
20.1616.1523.17 NetV     
20.1716.1623.18 RB-NetV     
20.1816.1723.19 Faith of Lincoln15384 L AmazingFacts     
20.327.320.3 3ABNProclaim     
20.427.420.4 3ABNLatino     
21.323.121.3KMUVTelemundoMontereyFremont Peak4.52359 H - See note K
21.446.221.4 KION-CW     
21.546.121.5 KION-CBS     H
21.621.121.6 DABL Grove5451988 H LAFF TV     
21.331.324.3 Comet TV     
21.431.424.4 Stadium     
21.531.524.5 Circle Net Mtn.2992068 H PBS Create     
23.322.35.3 NHK World     H Sacto4.5279 H - L UniMas     H
23.323.334.3 Bounce     
23.423.434.4 Escape TV Madonna-Morgan Hill15? Antenna TV     H
24.343.114.3K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L - R
24.443.214.4 Azteca 2     
24.543.314.5 Jewelry TV     
24.643.414.6 Azteca 4 Grove10002021 H - Start TV     
25.313.325.3 DABL Peak81.12292 H KQED+-PBS     H
25.325.325.3 PBS World     
25.425.425.4 PBS Kids Peak8.972431 L - R KSMS UniMas     H - (KSMS sharing on KDJT)
26.367.326.3 KSMS LATV JoseMonument Pk2.152149 H - L - R - blank     
26.52.326.5 Movies!     
26.62.426.6 Buzzr TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - OMI station - CMC-USA     
26.327.326.3 CMC     
26.427.426.4 KQSL-TV     
26.527.526.5 Blues     
26.627.626.6 Daystar
26.727.726.7 AUN     
26.827.826.8 KTSF     
26.927.926.9 Heartland     
26.1027.1027.10 Dot10 Grove8501952 H
26.364.326.3 Get TV Walnut Grove   
26.464.426.4 Grit TV Walnut Grove L Toro8.41290 L MGM-This     
27.327.327.3 Get TV     
27.427.427,4 Buzzr     
27.527.527.5 SBN     
27.627.627.6 Country Net     
27.727.727.7 H&I Sac'to15285 L - ONTV4U     
27.38.327.3 SBN     
27.48.427.4 HomeShopping     
27.58.527.5 Liquidation     
27.68.627.6 HOT-History Of TV     
27.78.727.7 Color Bars TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - OMI station - CMC-USA     
28.328.328.3 CMC     
28.428.428.4 KQSL-TV     
28.528.528.5 Blues     
28.628.628.6 Daystar
28.728.728.7 AUN     
28.828.828.8 KTSF     
28.928.928.9 Heartland     
28.1028.1028.10 Dot10     
28.339.128.3KMMDCourtTVSalinasMt. Toro152418 L - R
28.439.228.4 Bounce TV     
28.539.328.5 Light TV     
28.639.428.6 Grit     
28.739.528.7 Escape     
28.839.628.8 LAFF TV     
28.939.728.9 Son Life     
28.1039.828.10 Infomercials     
28.1139.928.10 Infomercials UnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L KFSF UniMas     
28.328.321.3 KDTV Get TV     
28.428.421.4 KDTV Escape TV     
28.528.521.5 KFSF Justice TV TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno12.51345 L HomeShopping     
28.318.121.3 KQRM     (Sharing on KCNZ)
28.420.421.4 LATV     (Sharing on KCNZ)
28.520.321.5 Evine     (Sharing on KCNZ)
28.628.621.6 ShopLC     
28.720.121.7 KOFY     H - (Sharing on KCNZ)
28.820.221.8 This TV     (Sharing on KCNZ)
28.932.121.9 KMTP     (Sharing on KCNZ)
28.1020.821.10 Fun Road     (Sharing on KCNZ)
28.1128.321.11 Quest of San Andreas151831 H - L
28.233.314.3 Telexitos     
28.333.414.4 Light TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Start TV     
29.35.329.3 DABL FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - KQED+-PBS     H
30.39.330.3 PBS World     
30.49.430.4 PBS KIds     
30.1154.130.11 KQED+-PBSSan Jose    H - (KQEH sharing with KQED)
30.1254.230.12 KQED-PBS     H
30.1354.330.13 PBS World     
30.1454.430.14 PBS KIds     
31.338.131.1K31OLMonterey Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro32188 H - L - R
31.438.231.2 ESNE of Rio Linda15410 H - L
31.233.319.2 Telexitos     
31.333.419.3 Light TV     
32.346.132.3KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462585 H - K
32.446.232.2 CW     K
32.646.332.6 Ion     
32.523.132.5 KMUV TelemundoSee note K L TVSacramentoFolsom15354 L LNTV of Ripon10440 L - H Tower3701634 H KDTV-Univision     H
34.366.334.3 Bounce TV     
34.466.434.4 Grit TV     
34.566.534.5 Justice Network Grove10001900 H - M - MeTV JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - Live Well HD     H - L
35.37.335.3 LAFF TV     L Sacto3100 H - Justice Network   
36.310.336.3 Bounce   
36.410.436.4 Quest   
36.336.136.3KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk7402251 H - M
36.436.236.4 KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.536.336.5 CCTV     
36.636.436.6 Decades     
36.736.536.7 Light TV Sky Link TVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - MyNetworkTV GetTV CourtTV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H Sino TV     
39.342.132.3 SBN     (KTNC sharing on KCNS)
39.438.432.5 Estrella     
39.538.532.5 NTD-TV     
39.642.232.6 U_Church    
39.750.132.7 KEMO-Azteca     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
39.850.232.8 BE-IN-Sports     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
39.950.332.9 Revenue     (KEMO sharing on KCNS) Grove10001972 H Antenna TV     
40.340.322.3 Court TV     
40.440.422.4 TBD-TV     
40.340.114.xKMMCKPOP MusicSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
40.440.214.x KPOP Music     
41.365.133.3KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno10001371 H - M
41.465.233.4 Qubo     
41.565.333.5 Ion Plus     
41.665.433.6 Shop TV     
41.765.533.7 HomeShopping     
41.865.633.8 QVC of N. Highlands15449 L
42.368.122.3KTLNHeroes&IconsPalo AltoMt. Allison151916 L - H
42.468.222.4 MeTV-HD     L - H
42.568.322.5 MeTV-SD     L    L
43.360.127.3KPJKEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
43.460.227.4 France 24     
43.560.327.5 NHK TV     
43.660.427.6 DW-TV     
43.760.527.7 FNX     
43.860.627.8KCSM-FMAudio Tower10001680 H - M - blank     
44.52.331.3 Movies!     
44.62.431.4 Buzzr TVSacramentoDowntown15130 L Comet TV     
45.343.330.3 Cozi TV     
45.443.430.4 LCHD     
45.543.530.5 QVC     
45.643.630.6 QVC Plus     
45.743.730.7 Tuff TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H Comet TV     
45.344.328.3 MeTV     
45.444.428.4 TBD-TV     
45.544.528.5 Circle Net Grove6001903 H Heroes&Icons     
46.358.323.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV Sac'to1531.1 L Fostivo     
47.347.331.3 Cheddar     
47.447.431.4 Infomercials     
47.547.531.5 Infomercials     
47.647.631.6 Newsmax     
48.329.121.3KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001460 H - P
48.429.221.4 Qubo     
48.529.321.5 Ion Life     
48.629.421.6 Shop TV     
48.729.521.7 QVC     
48.829.621.8 HomeShopping     
48.933.221.9 Telemundo RosaSanta Rosa15? L - H - of Folsom10.3344 L THIS TV     
49.349.314.3 Buzzr     
49.449.414.4 ?     
49.549.514.5 REVN     
49.649.614.6 SBN     
49.749.714.7 Country     
49.348.119.3KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison2572257 H - M
49.448.219.4 Telexitos     
49.511.319.5 KNTV - NBC     H
49.611.419.6 Cozi-TV Bay TVSanta RosaSonoma Mt.15341 Off the air - moving to channel 21 FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H -
51.314.320.3 GetTV     
51.414.420.4 Escape TV     
51.526.120.5KTSFAsian     H - (Sharing with KDTV 51)
51.626.320.6 MBC     
51.726.520.7 VietToday TV     
51.826.620.8 VSTV     


Transmitter Channel is the channel number the station presently transmits on.

Virtual Channel is the channel to which the signal is aliased.  A signal transmitted by the station causes this number to be used on viewers' sets.  Stations are required by the FCC to use their former analog channel number as their Virtual Channel since viewers are familiar with that numbering system and station identification. 

Repack Channel is the channel number that the station will transmit on after the channel changes are made in the Spring of 2020. (0 = Station has chosen to end broadcasting and go off the air; ? = Future channel assignment not known for this low power station.)

Station sub-channels:
Several programming sub-channels can be transmitted on each digital television channel. To distinguish a station's sub-channels, decimals or dashes are added after the channel number - for example 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3, or 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3. Most tuners will not show any digital signals at all until you've had the tuner do a "scan", and if a station has made changes in its lineup, many tuners will not show those changes until you scan again.

Some tuners show stations with the actual transmitter channels but most tuners only show stations on their virtual channels.

All tuners will show all of a station's sub-channels. If you receive the station well enough to receive any one of its sub-channels, you'll see all of the sub-channels. For the transmitter channel, some tuners may not show sub-channels on the same sub-channel numbers that appear on the virtual channel. Some stations do not begin their sub-channels with .1 on their transmitter channel, so you may find nothing on .1 or .2 and find sub-channels on .3 and above.

General notes:
Knowing transmitter channels is important when you select antennas, coax, and preamplifiers, since virtual channels are meaningless when you design your antenna and signal distribution systems.

Clicking on the call letters of a station in the list above will take you to that station's records on the Federal Communications Commission site.

The television band now consists of channels 2 through 51. When the repack is complete in 2020, the television band will consist of only channels 2 through 36.
Channels 2 through 6 are Low VHF.
Channels 7 through 13 are High VHF.
Channels 14 through 51 are UHF.

VHF signals propagate more readily than UHF signals, so VHF stations need to transmit with less power to cover the same area.

The actual frequencies of the various channels can be seen on the CSG Network Television Frequency Table.

Abbreviations in headers:
ERP = Effective Radiated Power
HAAT = Height Above Average Terrain
H - Transmits in High Definition
K - KMUV is on two transmitters: RF 21 from Fremont Peak and RF 32 from Mt. Toro
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV
P - Temporarily using new repack antenna with 48 kw
R - Re-pack channel change completed
T - KTSF 26 shares with KDTV and 26.2 or 26.4 is on all OMI stations
V - KAXT has FCC approval to use channel 1 for its virtual channel
X - Station has gone off the air
Major San Francisco sites are in red.
Major Sacramento site is in green.

Data on this page was compiled by:
   Larry Kenney, WB9LOZ, Retired engineer, KGO/ABC
   Paul Brown, N6RME, Engineer, KCSO/KMUM
   Keith Trinity, WE6R

There are very active HDTV forums on line for the Bay Area and the nation.
Visit our Broadcasting Page for links to them -

These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on April 2, 2020

Accuracy is not guaranteed but is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Larry Kenney
Corrections are welcome

San Francisco Bay Area-Sacramento-Monterey Digital Channel Lists:
  • Listing by Virtual Channel - prior to re-pack changes, with full information and details

  • Listing by Virtual Channel - POST re-pack changes with full information and details

  • This page:Listing by Transmitter Channel - prior to re-pack changes with full information and details

  • Listing by Transmitter Channel - POST re-pack changes with full information and details

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
    (This list does not have sub-channel information for each station.)

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