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The symbol shows the location of the Stroud (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 Stroud (Gloucestershire, England) mast?

STROUD transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Sep 01:39 until 24 Sep 09:10. . BBC

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Stroud 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.

 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)271mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

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C43 (650.0MHz)271mDTG-3200W
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3 ITV (SD) (West), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (West),

 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)271mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

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The Stroud (Gloucestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Stroud transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Points West 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS8 2LR, 43km southwest (218°)
to BBC West region - 60 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (East) 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Bristol BS4 3HG, 43km south-southwest (212°)
to ITV West region - 61 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (West)

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

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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 24 Mar 10 and 7 Apr 10.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Mendip transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Stroud 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.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Roger Williama
8:09 PM

Why in poor weather (rain/snow etc) do I loose reception from some digital channels from the Mendip transmitter. eg 10, 16, 31 etc.

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Roger Williama's 3 posts GB
Thursday, 13 January 2011

9:24 AM

Roger Williama: Because water is getting into your cables/connectors. I would suggest you have the aerial and cables checked and replaced.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 16 January 2011
11:55 PM

i live in stroud and have been receiving all the available freeview channels through my tv with built in freeview. I recently bought a freeview plus recorder and plugged it into the same aerial the tv was in and now all the channel 4 channels freeze and the sound is interupted. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Alexandra's 1 post GB
Monday, 17 January 2011
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Transmitter engineering

6:38 PM

STROUD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:42 today to 12:45 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 today to 15:54 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

STROUD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:42 yesterday to 12:45 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:50 yesterday to 15:54 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 June 2011
Fred Chance
2:19 PM

I have lost BBC HD and BBC1 HD recently. All other channels are OK with adequate signal strength. There is no signal indicated on the two BBC HD channels.
Is there a transmitter fault?

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Fred Chance's 2 posts GB
Fred Chance
2:22 PM

Sorry, I realise I might not have given enough info on my post.
I live in Stroud and have tried to re-tune my Panasonic Freeview box.

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Fred Chance's 2 posts GB
Friday, 10 June 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
Transmitter engineering

9:40 AM

STROUD transmitter - Over the next week Stroud relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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