Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Virtual Channel - POST Re-pack

To see the list sorted by transmitter channel click here

This list shows the channels that the stations will tranmit on AFTER the re-pack changes are completed.

Information on Antenna and Channel Changes

From now through early May when the stations change channels you're going to be seeing lots of antenna changes at the various transmitter sites around Northern California as stations prepare for the Re-Pack.

Several antennas will have to be changed on Sutro Tower, at Mt. San Bruno, Mt. Allison, Walnut Grove, Fremont Peak and Mt. Toro. Some stations will be using their Auxiliary antennas during the times work is being performed. Be aware that you might see no change in signal strength, receive a weaker signal, or receive no signal at all when a station uses its Auxiliary antenna.

Most stations will be changing channels during the last week of April and the first week of May. You will have to rescan your TV receiver to receive the stations after they move.

For full details on the upcoming Re-Pack changes click here.

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

Low power stations where their future channel assignment is not known have a ? in the transmitter channel column.  This information will be updated when available.

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City of
and Notes
1.222.8KAXTDecadesSan Francisco-San JoseMt. Allison151926 L - V
2.131.3KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M -
2.231.4 blank     
2.331.5 Movies!     
2.431.6 Buzzr     
2.126.3KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk2.152149 H - L - R -
2.226.4 blank    
2.326.5 Movies!     
2.426.6 Buzzr     
3.135.1KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M -
3.235.2 MeTV     
3.13.3KURKCMCSanta RosaMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station -
3.23.2 CMC-USA     
3.33.1 Dove TV     
3.43.4 KQSL-TV     
3.53.5 Blues     
3.63.6 Daystar
3.73.7 AUN     
3.83.8 KTSF     
3.93.9 Heartland     
4.17.4KRONMyNetTVSan FranciscoSutro Tower501664 H -
4.27.3 Sky Link TV     
4.37.5 GetTV     
4.47.6 CourtTV     
5.129.1KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H -
5.229.2 Start TV     
5.329.3 DABL     
6.16.1KFMYDove TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station -
6.26.2 CMC-USA     
6.36.3 CMC     
6.46.4 KQSL-TV     
6.56.5 Blues     
6.66.6 Daystar
6.76.7 AUN     
6.86.8 KTSF     
6.96.9 Heartland     
6.19.1KVIEPBSSacramentoWalnut Grove35.11958 H - M -
6.29.2 PBS     
6.39.3 PBS World     
6.49.4 PBS Kids     
7.112.1KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower471708 H -
7.212.2 LOCAList     H
7.312.3 LAFF TV     
7.135.3KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L -
7.235.4 Live Well HD     H - L
7.335.5 LAFF TV     L
8.127.1KBTVCrossingsSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L
8.227.2 ONTV4U     
8.327.3 SBN     
8.427.4 HomeShopping     
8.527.5 Liquidation     
8.627.6 HOT-History Of TV     
8.727.7 Color Bars     
8.18.1KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H -
8.28.2 ABC     H
8.38.3 Estrella TV     
9.130.1KQEDPBS-HDSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H -
9.230.2 KQED Plus-PBSSan Jose    H
9.330.3 PBS World     
9.430.4 PBS Kids     
10.110.1KXTVABCSacramentoWalnut Grove28.62008 H -
10.210.2 Justice Network   
10.310.3 Bounce   
10.410.4 Quest   
10.136.1KXTVABCSacramentoDowntown Sacto3100 H -
10.236.2 Justice Network   
10.336.3 Bounce   
10.436.4 Quest   
11.17.1KOTRMyNet TVMontereySE of Monterey.1-85 L
11.113.3KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M -
11.213.4 Cozi-TV Mt. San Bruno   
11.319.5 KNTV-NBC Mt. Allison   H
11.419.6 Cozi-TV Mt. Allison   H
13.125.1KOVRCBSStocktonWalnut Grove10001847 H -
13.225.2 Start TV     
13.325.3 DABL     
14.120.1KDTVUnivisionSan FranciscoMt. Allison4752306 H -
14.320.3 GetTV     
14.420.4 Escape TV     
15.114.xKQTAKQSLSan FranciscoSutro Tower151539 L - H - (Shares with KDTS 14)
15.214.x xx     
15.115.1K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L
15.215.2 Telexitos    
16.123.3KSCZHai LeSan Francisco/San JoseMt. Allison152221 L
16.223.4 Hahn Le     
16.323.5 VietSky     
16.423.6 VLife     
16.523.7 QHTV     
16.623.8 NetViet     
16.723.9 VietTop     
16.823.10 VBS     
16.923.11 U_Channel     
16.1023.12 VNA-TV     
16.1123.13 SetTV     
16.1223.14 IBC     
16.1423.16 VietSun     
16.1523.17 NetV     
16.1623.18 RB-NetV     
16.1723.19 Faith     
17.14.1KQSLDove TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station -
17.24.2 CMC-USA     
17.34.3 CMC     
17.44.4 KQSL-TV     
17.54.5 Blues     
17.64.6 Daystar
17.74.7 AUN     
17.94.9 Heartland     
18.121.3KQRMInfomercialsPetalumaMt. San Bruno151335 (Shares with KCNZ 28)
19.118.1KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
19.226.2 KTFK-UniMas Walnut Grove   H
19.318.3 Bounce TV S of San Andreas   
19.418.4 Escape TV S of San Andreas   
19.119.1KMBYHeroes&IconsMontereyMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2 Telexitos     
19.319.3 Daystar
19.419.4 KMBY     
19.519.5 BTN     
19.619.6 HomeShopping     
19.719.7 Jerusalem TV     
20.121.7KOFYIndependentSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151335 H - (Shares with KCNZ 21)
20.221.8 This TV     
20.321.5 Evine     
20.421.6 LATV     
20.821.10 Fun Road     
21.121.6KMUVDABLMontereyFremont Peak3.62369 H - See note K
21.122.1KZHDNorthBayTVSanta RosaSonoma Mt.?? Off the air
22.122.1KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
22.222.2 Blank     
22.322.3 QVTV     
22.422.4 Banner-No channel     
22.15.1KRCBPBSCotatiSutro Tower18.61520 H
22.25.2 PBS Create     
22.35.3 NHK World     H
23.121.3KMUVTelemundoMontereyFremont Peak3.62369 H - See note K
23.132.5KMUVTelemundoMontereyMt. Toro1052559 H - (Shares with KION 32)
23.134.1KEZTUnivisionSacramentoDowntown Sacto15279 H - L
23.234.2 UniMas     H
23.334.3 Bounce     
23.434.4 Escape TV     
24.124.1KMCE?MontereyMt Madonna-Morgan Hill15? 
24.224.2 Antenna TV     
24.124.4KAAPDiya-TVSanta CruzMt. Allison.551765 L
24.324.3 Antenna TV     
24.524.8 VietBay     
24.724.10 NewsNet     
24.824.2 Jewelry     
25.125.1KQETPBSWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
25.225.2 KQED+-PBS     H
25.325.3 PBS World     
25.425.4 PBS Kids     
26.120.5KTSFAsianSan FranciscoMt. Allison4752306 H - (Shares with KDTV 20 and OMI}
26.2OMI.8 KTSF     On most OMI stations
26.32.8 KTSF     On most OMI stations
26.320.6 MBC     
26.4OMI.8 KTSF     
26.520.7 Vietday     
26.620.8 VSTV     
27.127.1K27OT?ModestoModesto?? L
27.127.1KYMBME-TVMontereyMt. Toro8.41290 L
27.227.2 MGM-This     
27.327.3 Get TV     
27.427.4 Buzzr     
27.527.5 SBN     
27.627.6 Country Net     
27.120.1K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln4.7272 L
27.220.2 AmazingFacts     
27.320.3 3ABNProclaim     
27.420.4 3ABNLatino     
27.126.1KUKRDove TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1883 L - OMI station -
27.226.2 CMC-USA     
27.326.3 CMC     
27.426.4 KQSL-TV     
27.526.5 Blues     
27.626.6 Daystar
27.726.7 AUN     
27.826.8 KTSF     
27.926.9 Heartland     
28.128.1KKPMDove TVYuba CitySutter Butttes152146 L - OMI station -
28.228.2 CMC-USA     
28.328.3 CMC     
28.428.4 KQSL-TV     
28.528.5 Blues     
28.628.6 Daystar
28.728.7 AUN     
28.828.8 KTSF     
28.928.9 Heartland     
28.121.1KCNZEvineSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151335 L
28.221.2 HomeShopping     
28.321.11 Quest     
28.621.6 ShopLC     
28.121.1KDTVKDTV UnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga113012 L
28.221.2 KFSF UniMas     
28.321.3 KDTV Get TV     
28.421.4 KDTV Escape TV     
28.521.5 KFSF Justice TV     
29.121.1KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001459 H
29.221.2 Qubo     
29.321.3 Ion Life     
29.421.4 Shop TV     
29.521.5 QVC     
29.621.6 HomeShopping     
31.124.1KMAXCWSacramentoWalnut Grove10001841 H
31.224.2 LAFF TV     
31.324.3 Comet TV     
31.424.4 Stadium     
31.524.5 Circle Net     
32.121.9KMTPNews-ArtsSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151335 L - (Shares with KCNZ 21)
32.132.1KFKK?StocktonModesto5341 L
32.132.1KSTVJewelry TVSacramentoFolsom15354 L
32.2? LNTV     
33.13.1KCSOTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove31673 H - L
33.33.2 Telexitos     
33.43.3 Light TV     
33.119.1KMUMTelemundoSacramentoNW of Rio Linda15341 H - L
33.319.2 Telexitos     
33.419.3 Light TV     
33.221.9KSPXTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove10001459 H
33.126.1KDJTUniMasSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak152431 H - L
33.114.1KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151841 H - L
33.314.3 Telexitos     
33.414.4 Light TV     
34.134.1KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H -
35.111.1KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
36.136.3KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk8602257 H - M
36.236.4 KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.336.5 CCTV     
36.436.6 Decades     
36.536.7 Light TV     
38.1?K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
38.131.3K31OLMonterey Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro32188 H - L - R
38.231.4 ESNE     
38.132.1KCNSSBNSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H
38.232.2 Sino TV     
38.432.4 Estrella     
38.532.5 NTD-TV     
39.128.3KMMDCourtTVSalinasMt. Toro122431 L - R
39.228.4 Bounce TV     
39.328.5 Light TV     
39.428.6 Grit     
39.528.7 Escape     
39.628.8 LAFF TV     
39.728.9 Son Life     
39.828.10 Infomercials     
39.928.11 Infomercials     
40.122.1KTXLFOXSacramentoWalnut Grove10001965 H
40.222.2 Antenna TV     
40.322.3 Court TV     
40.422.4 TBD-TV     
40.114.xKMMCKPOP-MusicSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151539 L - (Shares with KDTS 14)
40.214.x KPOP-Music     
42.132.3KTNCSBNConcordSutro Tower10001679 Shares with KCNS
43.114.1KMCEAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L - R
43.214.2 Azteca 2     
43.314.3 Jewelry TV     
43.414.4 Azteca 4     
43.130.1KAHCLAFF TVSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15130 L
43.230.2 Comet TV     
43.330.3 Cozi TV     
43.430.4 LCHD     
43.530.5 QVC     
43.630.6 QVC Plus     
43.730.7 Tuff TV     
44.128.1KBCWCWSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001609 H
44.228.2 Comet TV     
44.328.3 MeTV     
44.428.4 TBD-TV     
44.528.5 Circle Net     
45.12.1KFTYDove TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station -
45.22.2 CMC-USA     
45.32.3 CMC     
45.42.4 KQSL-TV     
45.52.5 Blues     
45.62.6 Daystar
45.72.7 AUN     
26.32.7 KTSF     
45.92.9 Heartland     
45.12.1KQRODove TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station -
45.22.2 CMC-USA     
45.32.3 CMC     
45.42.4 KQSL-TV     
45.52.5 Blues     
45.62.6 Daystar
45.72.7 AUN     
26.32.8 KTSF     
45.92.9 Heartland     
46.132.3KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro1052559 H - K
46.121.5 CBS     K
46.232.4 CW     K
46.221.4 CW     K
46.332.6 Ion     
47.131.1KFMSAltavisionKeyesDowntown Sac'to15315 L
47.231.2 Fostivo     
47.331.3 Cheddar     
47.431.4 Infomercials     
47.531.5 Infomercials     
47.631.6 Newsmax     
47.731.7 ?     
48.119.3KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison5002306 H - M
48.219.4 TeleX Mt. Allison   
48.313.5 KSTS-Telemundo Mt. San Bruno   H
48.413.6 TeleX Mt. San Bruno   H
48.125.1KDASDaystarSanta RosaSanta Rosa31063 L - H -
49.114.1KSAO?SacramentoSE of Folsom15358 L
49.214.2 THIS TV     
49.314.3 Buzzr     
49.414.4 ?     
49.514.5 REVN     
49.614.6 SBN     
49.714.7 Country     
50.132.7KEMOAztecaRedwood CitySutro Tower10001679 H - (Shares with KCNS 32)
50.232.8 BE-IN-Sports     
50.332.9 Revenue     
51.133.1KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15456 L
52.114.xKDTSDaystarSan FranciscoSutro Tower151539 L - H -
54.130.11KQEHPBS-KQED+San JoseSutro Tower10001679 H - (Shares with KQED)
54.230.12 PBS-KQED     H
54.330.13 PBS World     
54.430.14 PBS Kids     
58.123.1KQCAMyNetTVStocktonWalnut Grove10001898 H
58.223.2 Heroes&Icons     
58.323.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
60.127.3KPJKEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower4651699 H
60.227.4 France 24     
60.327.5 NHK TV     
60.427.6 MHZ TV     
60.527.7 FNX     
60.627.8 KCSM-FM Audio     
64.126.1KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
64.218.2 KUVS-Univision S of San Andreas   H
64.326.3 Get TV Walnut Grove   
64.426.4 Grit TV Walnut Grove   
65.133.3KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno5101417 H - M
65.233.4 Qubo     
65.333.5 Ion Plus     
65.433.6 Shop TV     
65.533.7 HomeShopping     
65.633.8 QVC     
66.134.1KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower8501637 H
66.234.2 KDTV-Univision     H
66.334.3 Bounce TV     
66.434.4 Grit TV     
66.534.5 Justice Network   
67.126.2KSMSUnivisionMontereyFremont Peak152431 H - R - (Shares with KDJT 33)
67.326.3 LATV     
68.122.3KTLNHeroes&IconsPalo AltoMt. Allison152215 H-(Sharing with KAXT 1)
68.222.4 MeTV-HD     H
68.322.5 MeTV-SD     


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. 

Transmitter Channel is the channel number the station is transmitting on after the re-pack channel changes.

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 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
K - KMUV 23.1 and KOIN 46.1 and 46.2 are sharing RF 21 and 32, both available from two transmitters: RF 21 from Fremont Peak and RF 32 from Mt. Toro
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV
S - Secondary Transmitter - Distributed Transmission System
T - KTSF 26 shares with KDTV and 26.2 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

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These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on February 26, 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 repack changes, with full information and details

  • This page: Listing by Virtual Channel - with post repack changes and full information and details

  • Listing by Transmitter Channel - prior to repack changes, with full information and details

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

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
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