Broadcast Stations on Sutro Tower

This table was current as of 2005, please see SutroTower.org and/or SutroTower.com for a current list.

Sutro Tower now has TV and FM antennas located above and below "Level 6" as shown in the diagram above.

Don't miss the detailed diagram which shows where each antenna is on the existing tower, and where Sutro Tower plans to locate the DTV mast. The proposed 125-foot long DTV mast would hang below the crossbars at Level 6. Anticipated radiated power is to be 4.9 MW (megawatts) in addition to the 19.25 MW currently being radiated from existing antennas.

This increases the total from 19 MW to more than 24 MW (ERP) being radiated, at a combination of frequencies.

Since DTV signals have a peak power of up to 5 times their average power, the ERP may be quite a bit higher than indicated by this table.

Table of Broadcast Stations on Sutro Tower
 (existing and proposed)

Station Channel Frequency
MHz
Effective
Radiated
Power
Totals
VHF Stations 932 kW
KTVU 2 54-60 100 kW  
KRON 4 66-72 100 kW  
KPIX 5 76-82 100 kW  
KGO 7 174-180 316 kW  
KQED 9 186-192 316 kW  
UHF Stations 18,273 kW
KOFY 20 506-512 3,470 kW  
KMTP 32 578-584 1,333 kW  
KCNS 38 614-620 5,000 kW  
KBHK 44 650-656 5,000 kW  
KPST 66 782-788 3,470 kW  
FM Stations 54.7 kW
KOIT   96.5 33.0 kW  
KSOL   98.9 6.0 kW  
KKSF   103.7 7.8 kW  
KFOG   104.5 7.9 kW  
Proposed DTV Stations (see note below) 4,983 kW
KRON 57 728-734 1,000 kW  
KBHK 45 656-662 197 kW  
KOFY 19 500-506 141 kW  
KPIX 28 554-560 1,000 kW  
KMTP 33 584-590 50 kW  
KTVU 56 722-728 1,000 kW  
KCNS 39 620-626 209 kW  
KPST 30 566-572 56 kW  
KQED 34 590-596 736 kW  
KGO 24 530-536 594 kW  
Peak power levels for DTV may actually be 5 times as high as those cited here. See the Dielectric Communications site for more information.

See also RF Currents for a table of channel and power allotments for California DTV stations.

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