Full Freeview on the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 38,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.
Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) mast?
Which Freeview channels does the Lark Stoke transmitter broadcast?If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.
Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC C&W (BBC local radio), 720 BBC H&W (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Shropshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC WM (BBC local radio), 726 BBC Stoke (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Derby (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?
The Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Lark Stoke transmitter?
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 45km north-northwest (345°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
How will the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-24dB) 25W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Lark Stoke transmitter area
Although the site owner has not found the time to make several updates since the 700MHz Clearance program and the "transmission frequencies change over time" section hasn't been updated, the UHF channel list a the top of the page are correct. Lark Stoke's UHF channels are C26, C23, C30, C33, C36, C48 that's in the multiplex order PSBs1-3, COMs4-6. The allocation of programme channels is a bit out-of-date.
GB News is on ArqB/COM6.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which programme channels are carried on which multiplex. That list is normally up-to-date.
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I am at post code WR11 1YJ in Evesham and do not receive
an acceptable signal level and quality for channels in the COM6
mux during the day. I have my aerial aligned with the transmitter
at Lark Stoke.
I also have an aerial aligned with the transmitter at Ridge Hill which
gives very acceptable signal strength and quality 24/7.
I find this anomaly difficult to asign it to "atmospherics"!!
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Well as it so happens if this is a recent occurrence - you don't say how long this has been the case - it could well be Current weather conditions -
Tropospheric Ducting - causing interference from more distant transmitters in Europe or the UK. This can be very variable and is usually short term at any instant but conditions have been persisting for several days, different parts of the UK are being affected at different time. Not every multiplex will be affected, nor necessarily more than one at any time, it will depend on where the interference is coming from.
Both Freeview and the BBC have issued warnings about short term interference to reception.
Although there is some slight variability across your postcode, you are predicted to get good reception from Lark Stoke for all 6 multiplexes, COM6 is only fractionally less good in some spots, in others it could be COM5!
The aerial should be pointing at a bearing of 90 degrees (that's due E) with its rods (or squashed Xs) vertical, although reception can be affected by very local conditions such as trees, other buildings, (any scaffolding or metal chimneys etc) height of aerial and so on.
You don't say how old the aerial is. If it's an old Group A (pre-DSO), it will not have good reception of COM6 on UHF C48, and if it is that vintage, I would question the quality/current state of the coax which could also reduce the strength of the higher frequencies if there has been any water ingress at any time.
Check you are correctly tuned to Lark Stoke's UHF channels as per the post before yours.
Your postcode is predicted to get quite variable (PSBs) to poor (COMs) reception from Ridge Hill, bearing 257 degrees (12 degrees S of due W) with its rods horizontal. A Group A aerial would suffice.
On the other hand, its predicted to get very good reception from Sutton Coldfield, bearing 6 degrees that's just E of due N, with the rods horizontal. A Group B aerial would suffice.
Again reception can be affected by very local conditions.
In all cases a quality Group K aerial will cover all transmitters, although Group T and Widebands can be good enough, it will depend on the particular model of aerial and local signal strength.
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