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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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)281mDTG-61,260W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 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
12 Quest, 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, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 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
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 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?

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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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
Monday, 26 January 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:26 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Thursday, 5 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:31 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:54 today to 08:13 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 6 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:54 yesterday to 08:13 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:54 on 05 Feb to 08:13 on 05 Feb. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015
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linda cooper
8:12 AM

My TV went off around 6 30 pm! its still not working! this website tells me Larkstoke is OK!!! I`m in BLEDINGTON.

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Monday, 6 July 2015
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Andrew Humphriss
1:56 PM

We live in Stratford upon Avon served by Larkstoke TV since the weekend ITV channels keep breaking up is there a problem
Andrew

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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Syd Wall
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:28 PM

I have had no messages on my Humax HDR saying a retune is due, but today, I noted that two sports programmes i set to record on ITV4 showed 0 minutes. Looking at the ITV4 channel, it said that ITV4 had moved and I should retune.
All other TV channels on channel 23 are still there..it's only ITV4 that's gone.
When I looked at my LG Smart TV attached to the Humax and my Sony set top box on the kitchen TV, ITV4 had gone there too...no other channels missing.
I retuned the Sony set-top box and the LG TV and ITV4 is back, still on channel 24.
Any idea what's happened?
A real pain to retune the Humax as all the recordings that are set (20 or so) have to be re-entered.

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Syd Wall's 27 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:33 PM

Syd Wall: do this to the Humax and it won't kill your recordings - My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound o

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015
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Syd Wall
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

7:28 PM

Thanks Brian. I meant that the re-tune always cancels all the scheduled recordings, not that it deletes what I have already recorded. Are you saying that the above process will rescan and still keep all the schedules I have set up? Great if so!

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:45 PM

Syd Wall: The change made to ITV4 only involved the Multiplex transmitter number that the programme is broadcast on and "not" the programme guide number (EPG) used to receive it, ITV4 having previously been transmitted by the COM6 Mux whereas now its on PSB2 as used by ITV1 etc, this now enabling viewers who reside in Freeview "lite" areas to receive it, whereas they were unable to prior to the change.

As far as programmes scheduled for recording are concerned, the situation will not have changed, as when you set whatever to record, the data stored involves the Mux channel number associated with the programme, when you retune the receiver this action automatically deletes this info no matter what brand of device you happen to be using.

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