Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Re-Pack Channel

This list shows the new re-pack channel that stations are using now that the re-pack channel changes are completed
along with the former transmitter channel and virtual channel.

The re-pack channel changes are complete in this area except for the following channels.
The channels are low power stations or were moved to Phase 10 and are still waiting to change to their new channel:
KDTS 8, KQTA 13, and KMMC 40 to 14 - new channel
KMMW 28 to 14
KMUM 31 to 19
KAXT/KTLN 42 to 22
KZHD new virtual 21 to 22
KFMS 47 to 31

A blue asterisk * next to a Re-Pack channel number means that a channel change is still pending for this station.

Sub-channel information is not included in this list.

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

 
New
Repack
Channel
Former
Transmtr
Channel
Virtual
Channel
Call
Letters
ProgrammingCity of
License
Transmitter
Location
ERP
kW
Antenna
HAAT-ft
Information
and Notes
 
2245KFTYDove TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - kkpm.tv
 
2245KQRODove TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - kkpm.tv
 
3333KCSOTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove31673 H - L
 
333KURKDove TVSan FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 L - kkpm.tv
 
333K03IZ?Salinas?32185 H - L
 
4438K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
 
444K04RS?Salinas-San Juan Bautista?0.150? L
 
4417KQSLDove TVSan RafaelSutro Tower32178 L - kkpm.tv
 
52322KRCBPBSCotatiSonoma Mtn. to Sutro Tower18.61520 H
 
666KFMYDove TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - kkpm.tv
 
7711KOTRMyNetworkTVMontereySE of Monterey0.1-85 L
 
7384KRONMyNetworkTVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kron4.com
 
888KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H - ksbw.com
 
996KVIEPBSSacramentoWalnut Grove331958 H - M - kvie.org
 
101010KXTVABCSacramentoWalnut Grove28.62008 H - T - news10.net
 
111335KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
 
11new12KPJCHollywd Time CapsuleSan FranciscoCP for 1201 California St..0392156 L
 
122444KRJRReligionSacramentoSacramento15449 L
 
1277KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower701703 H - T - abc7news.com
 
131211KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M - nbcbayarea.com
 
144346K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L
 
144949KSAOMundoMXSacramentoSE of Folsom10.3344 L
 
14  *852KDTSDaystarSan FranciscoSutro Tower151552 L - H - Not yet on airdaystar.com - Sharing with   KMMC, KQTA
 
14  *2833KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151831 H - L
 
151523KBSVArmenianCeresCeres.500135 
 
151515K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L
 
181819KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
 
191919KMBYHereos&IconsMontereyMt. Toro15687 L
 
19  *3133KMUMTelemundoSacramentoElverta15331 H - L
 
194948KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison2572257 H - M
 
202027K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln15384 L
 
205114KDTVUnivisionSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H - Sharing wih KTSF - univision14.com
 
212828KCNZCreation TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno12.51345 L - Sharing with KOFY, KMTP, KQRM
 
212828KDTVUnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L
 
214829KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H
 
224040KTXLFOXSacramentoWalnut Grove10001972 H
 
22  *4268KTLNHeroes&IconsPalo AltoMt. Allison151916 L - V - Sharing with KAXT
 
222222KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
 
22  *21xKZHDNorth Bay TVCotatiSonoma Mt.152050 H - L - Not yet on air
 
232123KMUVTelemundoMontereyFremont Peak4.52356 H L
 
232016KSCZAsianSan Francisco-San JoseMt. Allison152224 L
 
234658KQCAMyNetTVStocktonWalnut Grove6001903 H
 
242443KMCEAztecaMontereyMt. Madonna-Morgan Hill15? L
 
242131KMAXCWSacramentoWalnut Grove5451988 H
 
24  *1124KAAPDiya-TVSan Jose/San.ClaraLoma Prieta to Mt. Allison.552547 L
 
252513KOVRCBSStocktonWalnut Grove10002021 H - cbssacramento.com
 
254848KDASDaystarSanta RosaSanta Rosa15? L - H - daystar.com
 
252525KQETPBS-HDWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
 
262633KDJTUniMasSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak8.972431 L - R
 
26482KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk2.15180 H - L - ktvu.com
 
262627KUKRDove TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - kkpm.tv
 
262664KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
 
272727K27OT?ModestoModesto?? L
 
272727KYMBME-TVMontereySE of Monterey8.41290 L
 
27278KBTVCrossingsSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L - T
 
274360KPJKEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
 
282839KMMDLAFF TVSalinasMt. Toro152418 L
 
282828KKPMDove TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - kkpm.tv
 
284544KBCWCWSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H
 
29295KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - T - cbssf.com
 
304543KAHCLAFFSacramentoDowntown15130 T
 
30309KQEDPBS-HDSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Sharing with KQEH - kqed.org
 
31  *4747KFMSAltavisionKeyesDowntown Sac'to15? L
 
313838K38JPMonterey Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro152254 H - L- To become K31OL
 
31442KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M - ktvu.com
 
323246KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462487 H
 
323232KSTVJewelry TVSacramentoFolsom, CA15354 L
 
323938KCNSSBNSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Sharing with KEMO and KTNC
 
323232KFKK?StocktonModesto5341 L
 
334251KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15449 L
 
334165KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno10001371 H - M
 
342323KEZTUnivisionSacramentoDowntown Sacto4.5279 H - L
 
343434KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon, CA10440 H - L
 
343466KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower3701634 H
 
35353KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M - kcra.com
 
35357KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - T - abc7news.com
 
363610KXTVABCSacramentoDowntown Sacto3100 H - T - news10.net
 
363636KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk7402251 H - M
 



Re-Pack Phase Information:

               Testing Period   Phase Completion
   Phase      Start Date          Date

   1           9/14/2018        11/30/2018

   2           12/1/2018        4/12/2019

   3           4/13/2019        6/21/2019

   4           6/22/2019        8/2/2019

   5           8/3/2019          9/6/2019

   6           9/7/2019        10/18/2019

   7           10/19/2019      1/17/2020

   8           1/18/2020        3/13/2020

   9           3/14/2020        5/1/2020


Northern California Stations:

Phase 8

KPJK -- Ch 27 from Ch 43  SAN MATEO
KTVU -- Ch 31 from Ch 44  OAKLAND
KCNS -- Ch 32 from Ch 39  SAN FRANCISCO
KKPX -- Ch 33 from Ch 41  SAN JOSE


Phase 9

Linked Station Set 63

KRCB -- Ch 5  from Ch 23  COTATI
KCVU -- Ch 17 from Ch 20  PARADISE
KSTS -- Ch 19 from Ch 49  SAN JOSE
KNVN -- Ch 20 from Ch 24  CHICO
KDTV-DT -- Ch 20 from Ch 51  SAN FRANCISCO
KSPX -- Ch 21 from Ch 46  SACRAMENTO
KCNZ-CD -- Ch 21 from Ch 28  SAN FRANCISCO
KDTV-CD -- Ch 21 from Ch 28  SANTA ROSA
KTLN/KAXT -- Ch 22 from Ch 42  PALO ALTO
KTXL -- Ch 22 from Ch 40  SACRAMENTO
KQCA -- Ch 23 from Ch 46  STOCKTON
KMAX -- Ch 24 from Ch 21  SACRAMENTO
KBCW -- Ch 28 from Ch 45  SAN FRANCISCO
KEZT-CD -- Ch 34 from Ch 23  SACRAMENTO


Phase 9

Linked Station Set 67

KRON-TV -- Ch 7 from Ch 38  SAN FRANCISCO
KCBA -- Ch 11 from Ch 13  SALINAS
KGO-TV -- Ch 12 from Ch 7  SAN FRANCISCO
KNTV -- Ch 13 from Ch 12  SAN JOSE





NOTES:

Repack Channel is the channel number that the station will transmit on after the channel changes are made in the Spring of 2020. 

Transmitter Channel is the channel number the station transmitted on prior to the re-pack changes.  You might note that the transmitter channel sub-channels might not be 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.

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. 

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 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. 

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.

After the re-pack is completed, the television band will consist only of channels 2 through 36.
Channels 2 through 6 are Low VHF.
Channels 7 through 13 are High VHF.
Channels 14 through 36 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
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV
R - Station has changed to new re-pack channel
S - Secondary Transmitter - Distributed Transmission System
T - See notes below for special information for this station
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.




These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on April 30, 2020.

Data on this page was compiled by:
   Larry Kenney, WB9LOZ, Retired engineer, KGO/ABC

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

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

Larry Kenney
Corrections are welcome



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