Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

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

To see the list sorted by virtual 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.


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Channel
Virtual
Channel
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Letters
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Programming
City of
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Transmitter
Location
ERP
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HAAT-ft
Information
and Notes
 
2.145.1KFTYDove TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
2.245.2 CMC-USA     
2.345.3 CMC     
2.445.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.5 Blues     
2.645.6 Daystar     daystar.com
2.745.7 AUN     
2.845.8 KTSF-TV     
2.945.9 Heartland     
 
2.145.1KQRODove TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
2.245.2 CMC-USA     
2.345.3 CMC     
2.445.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.5 Blues     
2.645.6 Daystar     daystar.com
2.745.7 AUN     
2.826.3 KTSF-TV     
2.945.9 Heartland     
 
3.13.1K03IZ?Salinas?32185 L
 
3.133.1KCSOTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove31673 H - L
3.233.3 Telexitos     
3.333.4 Light TV     
 
3.33.1KURKCMCSan FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
3.23.2 CMC-USA     
3.13.3 Dove TV     
3.43.4 KQSL-TV     
3.53.5 Blues     
3.63.6 Daystar     daystar.com
3.73.7 AUN     
3.83.8 KTSF     
3.93.9 Heartland     
 
4.138.1K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
 
4.117.1KQSLDove TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
4.217.2 CMC-USA     
4.317.3 CMC     
4.417.4 KQSL-TV     
4.517.5 Blues     
4.617.6 Daystar     daystar.com
4.717.7 AUN     
4.826.2 KTSF     
4.917.9 Heartland     
 
5.122.1KRCBPBSCotatiSutro Tower18.61520 H
5.222.2 PBS Create     
5.322.3 NHK World     H
 
6.16.1KFMYDove TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
6.26.2 CMC-USA     
6.36.3 CMC     
6.46.4 KQSL-TV     
6.56.5 Blues     
6.66.6 Daystar     daystar.com
6.76.7 AUN     
6.86.8 KTSF     
6.96.9 Heartland     
 
7.111.1KOTRMyNet TVMontereySE of Monterey.1-85 L
 
7.34.2KRONChinese Sky Link TVSan FranciscoSutro Tower501664 H - kron4.com
7.44.1 MyNetworkTV     
7.54.3 GetTV     
7.64.4 CourtTV     
 
8.18.1KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H - ksbw.com
8.28.2 ABC     H
8.38.3 Estrella TV     
 
9.16.1KVIEPBSSacramentoWalnut Grove35.11958 H - M - kvie.org
9.26.2 PBS     
9.36.3 PBS World     
9.46.4 PBS Kids     
 
10.110.1KXTVABCSacramentoWalnut Grove28.62008 H - news10.net
10.210.2 Justice Network   
10.310.3 Bounce   
10.410.4 Quest   
 
11.335.1KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
 
12.37.1KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower471708 H - T - abc7news.com
12.47.2 LOCAList     H
12.57.3 LAFF TV     
 
13.311.1KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M - nbcbayarea.com
13.411.2 Cozi-TV     
13.548.3 Telemundo     H
13.648.4 Cozi-TV     
 
14.343.1KMCEAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L - R
14.443.2 Azteca 2     
14.543.3 Jewelry TV     
14.643.4 Azteca 4     
 
14.149.1KSAOBlackSacramentoSE of Folsom15358 L
14.249.2 THIS TV     
14.349.3 Buzzr     
14.449.4 ?     
14.549.5 REVN     
14.649.6 SBN     
14.749.7 Country     
 
14.x52.1KDTSDaystarSan FranciscoSutro Tower151539 H - L - daystar.com
14.x15.1KQTAKQSL     H - L - (Sharing with KDTS)
14.x15.x ?     
14.x15.x Blues     
14.x15.x AUN     
14.x15.x KTSF     
14.x15.x Heartland     
14.x40.1KMMCKPOP Music     L - (Sharing with KDTS)
 
14.133.1KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151841 H - L
14.333.3 Telexitos     
14.433.4 Light TV     
 
15.123.1KBSVArmenianCeresCeres.500135 
 
15.115.1K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L
15.215.2 Telexitos    
 
18.119.1KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
18.264.2 KTFK-UniMas Walnut Grove   H
18.319.3 Bounce TV S of San Andreas   
18.419.4 Escape TV S of San Andreas   
 
19.133.1KMUMTelemundoSacramentoNW of Rio Linda15341 H - L
19.233.3 Telexitos     
19.333.4 Light TV     
 
19.348.1KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison5002306 H - M
19.448.2 Telexitos     
19.511.3 KNTV - NBC     H
19.611.4 Cozi-TV     
 
19.119.1KMBYHereos&IconsMontereyMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2 Telexitos    
19.319.3 Daystar    daystar.com
19.419.4 KMBY     
19.519.5 BTN     
19.619.6 Home Shopping     
19.719.7 Jerusalum TV     
 
20.127.1K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln4.7272 L
20.227.2 AmazingFacts     
20.327.3 3ABNProclaim     
20.427.4 3ABNLatino     
 
20.114.1KDTVUnivisionSan FranciscoMt. Allison4752306 H - univision14.com
20.314.3 GetTV     
20.414.4 Escape TV     
20.526.1KTSFAsian     H - (Sharing on KDTV)
20.626.3 MBC     
20.726.5 VietToday TV     
20.826.6 VSTV     
 
21.323.1KMUVTelemundoMontereyFremont Peak3.62369 H - See note K
21.446.2 KION-CW     
21.546.1 KION-CBS     H
21.621.1 DABL     
 
21.329.1KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001459 H
21.429.2 Qubo     
21.529.3 Ion Life     
21.629.4 Shop TV     
21.729.5 QVC     
21.829.6 HomeShopping     
21.933.2 Telemundo     
 
21.128.1KCNZCreation TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151335 L
21.228.2 HomeShopping     
21.318.1 KQRM     (Sharing on KCNZ)
21.420.4 LATV     (Sharing on KCNZ)
21.520.3 Evine     (Sharing on KCNZ)
21.628.6 ShopLC     
21.720.1 KOFY     H - (Sharing on KCNZ)
21.820.2 This TV     (Sharing on KCNZ)
21.932.1 KMTP     (Sharing on KCNZ)
21.1020.8 Fun Road     (Sharing on KCNZ)
21.1128.3 Quest     
 
21.128.1KDTVKDTV UnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga113012 L
21.228.2 KFSF UniMas     
21.328.3 KDTV Get TV     
21.428.4 KDTV Escape TV     
21.528.5 KFSF Justice TV     
 
22.368.1KTLNHeroes&IconsPalo AltoMt. Allison152215 L - H
22.468.2 MeTV-HD     L - H
22.568.3 MeTV-SD     L
22.81.2KAXTDecades    L
 
22.140.1KTXLFOXSacramentoWalnut Grove10001965 H
22.240.2 Antenna TV     
22.340.3 Court TV     
22.440.4 TBD-TV     
 
22.121.1KZHDNorth Bay TVSanta RosaSonoma Mt.15341 L - Off the air - moving to channel 21
 
23.316.1KSCZHai LeSanFrancisco-San JoseMt. Allison152221 L
23.416.2 Hahn Le     
23.516.3 VietSky     
23.616.4 VLife     
23.716.5 QHTV     
23.816.6 NetViet     
23.916.7 VietTop     
23.1016.8 VBS     
23.1116.9 U_Channel     
23.1216.10 VNA-TV     
23.1316.11 SetTV     
23.1416.12 IBC     
23.1516.14 VietS     
23.1616.15 NetV     
23.1716.16 RB-NetV     
23.1816.17 Faith     
 
23.158.1KQCAMyNetTVStocktonWalnut Grove10001898 H
23.258.2 Heroes&Icons     
23.358.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
 
24.124.1KMCE?MontereyMt Madonna-Morgan Hill15? L
24.224.2 Antenna TV     
 
24.324.3KAAPAntenna TVSan Jose-St.ClaraMt. Allison.551765 L
24.424.1 Diya-TV     
24.524.5 VietBay     
24.724.7 NewsNet     
24.824.8 Jewelry TV     
 
24.131.1KMAXCWSacramentoWalnut Grove10001841 H
24.231.2 LAFF TV     
24.331.3 Comet TV     
24.431.4 Stadium     
24.531.5 Circle Net     
 
25.148.1KDASDaystarSanta RosaSanta Rosa31063 L - H - daystar.com
 
25.113.1KOVRCBSStocktonWalnut Grove10001847 H - cbssacramento.com
25.213.2 Start TV     
25.313.3 DABL     
 
25.125.1KQETKQED-PBSWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
25.225.2 KQED+-PBS     H
25.325.3 PBS World     
25.425.4 PBS Kids     
 
26.133.1KDJTUnivisionSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak152431 L - R
26.267.1 KSMS UniMas     H - (KSMS sharing on KDJT)
26.367.3 KSMS LATV     
 
26.32.1KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk2.152149 H - L - R - ktvu.com
26.42.2 blank     
26.52.3 Movies!     
26.62.4 Buzzr     
 
26.127.1KUKRDove TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1883 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
26.227.2 CMC-USA     
26.327.3 CMC     
26.427.4 KQSL-TV     
26.527.5 Blues     
26.627.6 Daystar     daystar.com
26.727.7 AUN     
26.827.8 KTSF     
26.927.9 Heartland     
 
26.164.1KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
26.364.3 Get TV     
26.464.4 Grit TV     
 
27.127.1K27OT?ModestoModesto?? L
 
27.127.1KYMBME-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     
27.727.7 H&I     
 
27.360.1KPJKEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower4651699 H
27.460.2 France 24     
27.560.3 NHK TV     
27.660.4 MHZ TV     
27.760.5 FNX     
27.860.6 KCSM-FM-Audio     
 
27.18.1KBTVCrossingsSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L
27.28.2 ONTV4U     
27.38.3 SBN     
27.48.4 HomeShopping     
27.58.5 Liquidation     
27.68.6 HOT-History Of TV     
27.78.7 Color Bars     
 
28.128.1KKPMDove TVYuba CitySutter Butttes152146 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
28.228.2 CMC-USA     
28.328.3 CMC     
28.428.4 KQSL-TV     
28.528.5 Blues     
28.628.6 Daystar     daystar.com
28.728.7 AUN     
28.828.8 KTSF     
28.928.9 Heartland     
 
28.339.1KMMDCourtTVSalinasMt. Toro122431 L - R
28.439.2 Bounce TV     
28.539.3 Light TV     
28.639.4 Grit     
28.739.5 Escape     
28.839.6 LAFF TV     
28.939.7 Son Life     
28.1039.8 Infomercials     
28.1139.9 Infomercials     
 
28.144.1KBCWCWSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001609 H
28.244.2 Comet TV     
28.344.3 MeTV     
28.444.4 TBD-TV     
28.544.5 Circle Net     
 
29.15.1KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kpix.com
29.25.2 Start TV     
29.35.3 DABL     
 
30.143.1KAHCLAFF TVSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15130 L
30.243.2 Comet TV     
30.343.3 Cozi TV     
30.443.4 LCHD     
30.543.5 QVC     
30.643.6 QVC Plus     
30.743.7 Tuff TV     
 
30.19.1KQEDKQED-PBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kqed.org
30.29.2 KQED+-PBS     H
30.39.3 PBS World     
30.49.4 PBS KIds     
30.1154.1 KQED+-PBSSan Jose    H - (KQEH sharing with KQED)
30.1254.2 KQED-PBS     H
30.1354.3 PBS World     
30.1454.4 PBS KIds     
 
31.147.1KFMSAltavisionKeyesDowntown Sac'to15315 L
31.247.2 Fostivo     
31.347.3 Cheddar     
31.447.4 Infomercials     
31.547.5 Infomercials     
31.647.6 Newsmax     
 
31.32.1KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M - ktvu.com
31.42.2 blank     
31.52.3 Movies!     
31.62.4 Buzzr     
 
31.338.1K31OLMonterey Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro32188 H - L - R
31.438.2 ESNE     
 
32.346.1KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro1052559 H - K
32.446.2 CW     K
32.523.1 KMUV TelemundoSee note K
32.646.3 Ion     
 
32.132.1KSTVJewelry TVSacramentoFolsom15354 L
?32.2 LNTV     
 
32.138.1KCNSSBNSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H
32.238.2 Sino TV     
32.342.1 SBN     (KTNC sharing on KCNS)
32.438.4 Estrella     
32.538.5 NTD-TV     
32.642.2 U_Church     (KTNC sharing on KCNS)
32.750.1 KEMO-Azteca     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
32.850.2 BE-IN-Sports     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
32.950.3 Revenue     (KEMO sharing on KCNS)
 
33.365.1KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno5101417 H - M
33.465.2 Qubo     
33.565.3 Ion Plus     
33.665.4 Shop TV     
33.765.5 HomeShopping     
33.865.6 QVC     
 
32.132.1KFKK?StocktonModesto5341 L
 
33.151.1KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15456 L
 
34.134.1KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H
 
34.123.1KEZTUnivisionSacramentoDowntown Sacto15279 H - L
34.223.2 UniMas     H
34.323.3 Bounce     
34.423.4 Escape TV     
 
34.166.1KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower8501637 H
34.266.2 KDTV-Univision     H
34.366.3 Bounce TV     
34.466.4 Grit TV     
34.566.5 Justice Network   
 
35.13.1KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M - kcra.com
35.23.2 MeTV     
 
35.17.1KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - abc7news.com
35.27.2 Live Well HD     H - L
35.37.3 LAFF TV     L
 
36.110.1KXTVABCSacramentoDowntown Sacto3100 H - news10.net
36.210.2 Justice Network   
36.310.3 Bounce   
36.410.4 Quest   
 
36.336.1KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk8602257 H - M
36.436.2 KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.536.3 CCTV     
36.636.4 Decades     
36.736.5 Light TV     
 



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
R - Re-pack channel change completed
T - KTSF 26 shares with KDTV with 26.2 or 26.3 on one of the 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 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 re-pack changes, with full information and details
    https://larrykenney.com/sfonair.html

  • Listing by Virtual Channel - POST re-pack changes with full information and details
    https://larrykenney.com/sfonair4.html

  • Listing by Transmitter Channel - prior to re-pack changes with full information and details
    https://larrykenney.com/sfonair2.html

  • This page:Listing by Transmitter Channel - POST re-pack changes with full information and details
    https://larrykenney.com/sfonair5.html

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
    (This list does not have sub-channel information for each station.)
    https://larrykenney.com/sfonair3.html



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