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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?

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 30 Jan 12:29 until 30 Jan 13:09. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 30 Jan 12:31 until 30 Jan 13:05. . BBC


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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)281mDTG-1,260W
Channel icons
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-1,260W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)281mDTG-1,260W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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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?

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
Friday, 8 April 2011
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Mike Dimmick
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4:59 PM

Rich Greenslade: I've found a couple of support threads at Philips/Pace Freeview HD PVR - HDT 8520 thread - Philips - Digital Spy Forums and Philips/Pace HDT 8520 HD-PVR Master thread inc. Bug and Issues List [Part One] - AVForums.com . No sign of this problem being reported, though.
It could be a case of too much signal. If you have a booster, try removing it.
Also look at the Single Frequency Interference page to see if there might be anything else using C26. (RG47SH)

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Saturday, 9 April 2011
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john h
5:22 PM

The HDMI on your HD PVR may be interfering with the mux your BBC channels are on.

Try either:

tuning the PVR while connected with scart instead of HDMI

changing the resolution or interlace settings on your PVR.

My Digitalstream PVR wipes out channel 55 when in 1080p, but is fine in 1080i

Your mileage may vary.

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john h's 1 post GB
Monday, 11 April 2011
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rich greenslade
11:05 AM
Shipston-on-stour

interesting..... My house does have hybrid wiring with an amplified aerial so that could be it (which would be good as presumably it will go away when analogue disappears).
If it is the PVR I'll have to try as John suggests and try retuning with the SCART. I'll let you know how I get on....

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rich greenslade's 6 posts GB
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:36 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:36 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:35 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today to 03:26 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:35 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:37 today to 03:26 today [BBC]

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JONATHAN WILSON
8:24 AM

Despite going fully digital today I am still unable to receive ITV 4 on two TVs which have external boxes.

The Panasonic with built in Freeview has no problem .

They are on the same aerial feed.

Perhaps new boxes would solve the problem


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JONATHAN WILSON's 2 posts GB
Briantist
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8:38 AM

JONATHAN WILSON: No, you will probably going to have to wait until September 2011 when the multiplex goes to full power.

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Syd Wall
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9:04 AM
Shipston-on-stour

Lark Stoke update: I retuned my Topfield mid week last week and the BBC1 4 second problem I reported above went away. Hurrah! Topfield forums had not come across this problem before - but before I tried any of their suggestions, the retune cleared it.

So I expected great things this morning with the analogue switch-off and digital power increase. But I retuned at 6am (and a few times since then) and things are worse than before April 6th. I have always had problems seeing much of the MUX D channels, but at least the Topfield recognised ITV4/Film4/Yesterday and showed them in the EPG guide. After this morning's retune, they have disappeared completely.
I am receiving Ch 26 and 23 (at Topfield level/quality 99%/99%) Ch 31 (62%/99%) and a few programmes on Ch 57 (40%/35%).
Also, all BBC TV and radio were perfect at 6am but in the last 15 minutes, all BBC TV/Radio stations have almost gone - picture blocked and no sound.

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