Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Transmitter Channel


The only analog stations remaining are low power and translator stations.  They are not listed here.

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

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

Transmtr
Channel
Virtual
Channel
Repack
Channel
Call
Letters
Network/
Programming
City of
License
Transmitter
Location
ERP
kW
Antenna
HAAT-ft
Information
and Notes
 
2.145.12.1KFTYDove TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
2.245.22.2 CMCU     
2.345.32.3 CMC     
2.445.42.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.52.5 Blues     
2.645.62.6 Daystar     daystar.com
2.745.72.7 AUN     
2.845.82.8 KTSF-TV     
 
2.145.12.1KQRODove TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
2.245.22.2 CMCU     
2.345.32.3 CMC     
2.445.42.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.52.5 Blues     
2.645.62.6 Daystar     daystar.com
2.745.72.7 AUN     
2.826.32.8 KTSF-TV     
 
3.133.13.1KCSOTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove31673 H - L
3.233.33.2 Telexitos     
3.333.43.3 Light TV     
 
3.13.13.1K03IZ?Salinas?32185 H - L
 
3.13.33.3KURKCMCSan FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 - L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
3.23.23.2 CMCU     
3.33.13.1 Dove TV     
3.43.43.4 KQSL-TV     
3.53.53.5 Blues     
3.63.63.6 Daystar     daystar.com
3.73.73.7 AUN     
3.83.83.8 KTSF     
3.93.93.9 Country Music Today     
 
4.138.1?K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
 
4.117.14.1KQSLDove TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
4.217.24.2 CMCU     
4.317.34.3 CMC     
4.417.44.4 KQSL-TV     
4.517.54.5 Blues     
4.617.64.6 Daystar     daystar.com
4.717.74.7 AUN     
4.826.24.8 KTSF     
4.917.94.9 Country Music Today     
 
6.16.16.1KFMYDove TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
6.26.26.2 CMCU     
6.36.36.3 CMC     
6.46.46.4 KQSL-TV     
6.56.56.5 Blues     
6.66.66.6 Daystar     daystar.com
6.76.76.7 AUN     
6.86.86.8 KTSF     
 
7.37.112.3KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H - T - abc7news.com
7.47.212.4 Live Well HD     H
7.57.312.5 LAFF TV     
 
8.18.18.1KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H - ksbw.com
8.28.28.2 ABC     H
8.38.38.3 Estrella TV     
 
8.152.114.1KDTSDaystarSan FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H - daystar.com
 
9.16.19.1KVIEPBSSacramentoWalnut Grove331958 H - M - kvie.org
9.26.29.2 PBS     
9.36.39.3 PBS World     
9.46.49.4 V-me     
 
10.110.110.1KXTVABCSacramentoDowntown Sacto28.62008 H - news10.net
10.210.210.2 Justice Network   
10.310.310.3 Bounce   
10.410.410.4 Quest   
 
11.124.1?KAAPDiya-TVSanta CruzLoma Prieta Mt1.85? 
11.524.5? VietBay     
11.824.7? NewsNet     
 
12.311.113.3KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M - nbcbayarea.com
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
 
15.123.115.1KBSVArmenianCeres?500135 
 
15.115.115.1K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L
 
18.119.118.1KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
18.264.218.2 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   
 
19.119.1?KMBYHereos&IconsTempletonMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2  Telexitos    EstrellaTV
19.319.3  Daystar    daystar.com
19.419.4  KMBY     
19.519.5  BTN     
19.619.6  Home Shopping     
19.719.7  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 Vietpho     
20.1116.923.11 U_Channel     
20.1216.1023.12 CaliHS     
20.1316.1123.14 SetTV     
20.1416.1223.15 IBC     
20.1516.1423.16 NewSoon     
20.1616.1523.17 NetV     
20.1716.1623.18 RB-NetV     
20.1816.1723.19 Faith     
 
20.127.120.1K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln15384 L
20.227.220.2 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
 
 
21.131.124.1KMAXCWSacramentoWalnut Grove5451988 H
21.231.224.2 LAFF TV     
21.331.324.3 Comet TV     
21.431.424.4 Stadium     
 
 
22.122.1?KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
22.222.2  Blank     
22.322.3  QVTV     
22.422.4  Banner-No channel     
 
23.122.15.1KRCBPBSCotatiSonoma Mtn.2992068 H
23.222.25.2 PBS Create     
23.322.35.3 NHK World     H
 
23.123.134.1KEZTUnivisionSacramentoDowntown Sacto4.5279 H - L
23.223.234.2 UniMas     H
23.323.334.3 Bounce     
23.423.434.4 Escape TV     
 
24.124.124.1KMCE?MontereyMt Madonna-Morgan Hill15? 
24.224.224.2 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     
 
25.113.125.1KOVRCBSStocktonWalnut Grove10002021 H - cbssacramento.com
25.213.225.2 Start TV     
25.313.325.3 DABL     
 
25.125.125.1KQETKQED-PBSWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
25.225.225.2 KQED+-PBS     H
25.325.325.3 PBS World     
25.425.425.4 PBS Kids     
 
26.133.126.1KDJTUnivisionSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak8.972431 L - R
26.267.126.2 KSMS UniMas     H - (KSMS sharing on KDJT)
26.367.326.3 KSMS LATV     
 
26.32.126.3KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk2.152149 H - L - R - ktvu.com
26.42.226.4 LATV     
26.52.326.5 Movies!     
26.62.426.6 Buzzr     
 
26.127.126.1KUKRDove TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
26.227.226.2 CMCU     
26.327.326.3 CMC     
26.427.426.4 KQSL-TV     
26.527.526.5 Blues     
26.627.626.6 Daystar     daystar.com
26.727.726.7 AUN     
26.827.826.8 KTSF     
 
26.164.126.1KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
19.218.218.2 KUVS-Univision S of San Andreas   H
26.364.326.3 Get TV Walnut Grove   
26.464.426.4 Grit TV Walnut Grove   
 
27.127.1?K27OT?ModestoModesto?? L
 
27.127.1?KYMBME-TVMontereySE of Monterey8.41290 L
27.227.2  MGM-This     
27.327.3  Get TV     
27.427.4  Buzzr     
27.527.5  SBN     
27.627.6  Country Net     
 
27.18.127.1KBTVCrossingsSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L -
27.28.227.2 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     
 
28.128.128.1KKPMDove TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
28.228.228.2 CMCU     
28.328.328.3 CMC     
28.428.428.4 KQSL-TV     
28.528.528.5 Blues     
28.628.628.6 Daystar     daystar.com
28.728.728.7 AUN     
28.828.828.8 KTSF     
 
28.339.128.3KMMDCourtTVSalinasMt. Toro152418 L - R
28.439.228.4 SBN     
28.539.328.5 Light TV     
28.639.428.6 Bounce TV     
28.739.528.7 Grit     
28.839.628.8 Escape     
28.939.828.9 Infomercials     
28.1039.728.10 LAFF-TV     
 
28.128.121.1KDTVKDTV UnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L
28.228.221.2 KFSF UniMas     
28.328.321.3 KDTV Get TV     
28.428.421.4 KDTV Escape TV     
28.528.521.5 KFSF Justice TV     
 
28.128.121.1KCNZCreation TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno12.51345 L
28.228.221.2 HomeShopping     
28.361.121.3 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     
 
28.133.114.1KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151831 H - L
28.233.314.3 Telexitos     
28.333.414.4 Light TV     
 
29.15.129.1KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - cbssf.com
29.25.229.2 Start TV     
29.35.329.3 DABL     
 
30.19.130.1KQEDKQED-PBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kqed.org
30.29.230.2 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     
 
31.138.131.1K38JPMonterey Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro32188 H - L - R - To become K31OL
31.238.331.2 ESNE     
 
31.133.119.1KMUMTelemundoSacramentoNW 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
 
32.1??KFKK?StocktonModesto5341 L
 
32.132.1?KSTVJewelry TVSacramentoFolsom15354 L
32.232.2? LNTV     
 
34.134.1?KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H
 
34.166.134.1KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower3701634 H
34.266.234.2 KDTV-Univision     H
34.366.334.3 Bounce TV     
34.466.434.4 Grit TV     
34.566.534.5 Justice Network   
 
35.13.135.1KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M - kcra.com
35.23.235.2 MeTV     
 
35.17.135.1KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - abc7news.com
35.27.235.2 Live Well HD     H - L
35.37.335.3 LAFF TV     L
 
36.110.136.1KXTVABCSacramentoDowntown Sacto3100 H - news10.net
36.210.236.2 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 Heroes&Icons     
36.736.536.7 Light TV     
 
38.34.27.3KRONChinese Sky Link TVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kron4.com
38.44.17.4 MyNetworkTV     
38.54.37.5 GetTV     
38.64.47.6 CourtTV     
 
39.138.132.1KCNSSBNSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H
39.238.232.2 Sino TV     
39.342.132.3 KTNC-Informercials     (KTNC sharing on KCNS)
39.438.432.5 Estrella     
39.538.532.5 NTD-TV     
39.638.332.6 VieTV    
39.750.132.7 KEMO-Azteca     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
39.850.232.8 CRTV     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
39.950.332.9 Revenue     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
 
40.140.122.1KTXLFOXSacramentoWalnut Grove10001972 H
40.240.222.2 Antenna TV     
40.340.322.3 MGM - This     
40.440.422.4 TBD-TV     
 
40.340.114.3KMMCVaultSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
40.440.214.4 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     
 
42.151.133.1KMSXReligionSacramentoW 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
42.81.222.8KAXTDecades    L
    
 
43.360.127.3KPJKEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
43.460.227.4 France 24     
43.560.327.5 NHK TV     
43.660.427.6 MHZ TV     
43.760.527.7 FNX     
43.860.627.8KCSM-FMAudio     
 
44.32.131.1KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M - ktvu.com
44.42.231.2 LATV     
44.52.331.3 Movies!     
44.62.431.4 Buzzr     
 
45.143.130.1KAHCLAFF TVSacramentoDowntown15130 L
45.243.230.2 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     
 
45.144.128.1KBCWCWSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H
45.244.228.2 Comet TV     
45.344.328.3 MeTV     
45.444.428.4 TBD-TV     
 
46.158.123.1KQCAMyNetTVStocktonWalnut Grove6001903 H
46.258.223.2 Heroes&Icons     
46.358.323.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
 
47.147.131.1KFMSAltavisionKeyesDowntown Sac'to1531.1 L
47.247.231.2 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     
 
48.148.125.1KDASDaystarSanta RosaSanta Rosa15? L - H - daystar.com
 
49.149.114.1KSAOBlackSacramentoSE of Folsom10.3344 L
49.249.214.2 Retro 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     
 
49.149.1?KZHDNorth Bay TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1341 H - L
49.249.2  Vision Mundial     
 
51.114.120.1KDTVUnivisionSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H - univision14.com
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     
 



NOTES:

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.

Tuners:
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 - https://larrykenney.com/broadcast.html

These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on September 7, 2019.

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

Larry Kenney
Corrections are welcome


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    (This list does not have sub-channel information for each station.)
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