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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lark Stoke transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)281mDTG-31,260W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)281mDTG-31,260W
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3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)281mDTG-61,260W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
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 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
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11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 45km north-northwest (345°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 46km north-northwest (345°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
A K TA K TA K TK TK T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C30-BBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesSDN
C36ArqA
C41+SDN
C44ArqA
C47ArqB
C48_local_local

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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?

Analogue 1-4 6.3kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 1.26kW
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

Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Lark Stoke was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Briantist
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9:18 AM

jb38: Sorry to argue about this, just having a look at the "Blue Book" and it should be possible for recordings to use programme identifiers that allow scheduled recordings to be continuted if a channel moves to a new multiplex."22.2.3.7 Tracking schedule changesWhen the recorder is not in passive standby and a schedule change occurs, the affected programmes in the schedule of recordings and any recordings in progress shall be updated. In standby, a recorder shall monitor the EITp/f sufficiently frequently and for sufficient duration to allow a programme to be recorded successfully even when the start time is brought forward by up to ten minutes and the schedule"This means that when a channel moves multiplex the NIT can show that the identified scheduled recording is to be found in a new place. This is possible because the NIT for ALL Freeview channels is carried on ALL Freeview multiplexes.

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Monday, 14 September 2015
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David Farman
10:31 AM

I have been told that a local provider operates a broadband service using a microwave antenna mounted on one of the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire) masts, but have been unable to identify the company concerned. Does anyone happen to know, or can anyone suggest who I might ask? Thanks!

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Thursday, 22 October 2015
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Jeff Porter
1:54 PM

When will the Lark Stoke transmitter broadcast the Talking Pictures TV channel no. 81?

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Monday, 2 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:33 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:34 today to 13:44 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:34 yesterday to 13:44 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 20 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:34 on 18 Nov to 13:44 on 18 Nov. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
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1:31 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:45 today. [BBC]

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4:32 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:45 today to 13:49 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 11 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:45 yesterday to 13:49 yesterday. [BBC]

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