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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?

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-31,260W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 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
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)281mDTG-61,260W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 87 Keep It Country, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 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 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-177 Mar 2018
A K TA K TW TK TK TK TK T
C211
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C27+B
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C30-BBCB-BBCB-BBCBBBCB
C31A
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesSDN
C36ArqA
C41+SDN+SDN+SDN
C44ArqAArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqBArqB
C48_local_local_local_local
C57tv_offC
C60tv_offD

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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
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
G
Graham
4:09 PM
Shipston-on-stour

Tuned to Lark Stoke, which my aerial can 'see'.
Why is Mux D (film 4, itv4 etc) so weak?
Have new aerial which should give me these reliably.
Have TV HD ready. Why can I not get HD (CH54) when I tune it to Freeview.
Is anything going to be better after April 20?

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Graham's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:18 AM

Graham: Multiplex D is not weak, it is the same power as all the other multiplexes. Please can you see Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

Freeview HD is not broadcast from this mast until Wednesday 20th April 2011, C54 is not used on this transmitter.

Freeview power increases from 25W (average) to 1,260W, 50 times stronger at switchover.


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Briantist's 38,849 posts GB
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
G
Geoffrey
2:15 PM

Analogue BBC1 has a clicking noise on the sound as it switches between stero and mono every few seconds. Arqiva on their way.

Best wishes,
Geoffrey.

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Geoffrey's 1 post GB
Sunday, 13 February 2011
A
Andrew
5:17 PM

Hello
Can anyone tell me if the power is down from Larkstoke as all the digital BBC frequencies keep breaking up from our Stratford upon Avon address after spending £150 on a new aerial.

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Andrew's 4 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:30 PM

Andrew: The transmiiter is operating normally. Please see Freeview intermittent interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,849 posts GB
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:20 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 14:33 today to 15:10 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:20 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 14:33 today to 15:10 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 3 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:18 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 14:33 yesterday to 15:10 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:18 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 14:33 yesterday to 15:10 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011
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Syd Wall
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:52 PM
Shipston-on-stour

I'm embarrassed to ask this as I am sure I should be able to work it out myself, but I haven't been able to so here goes. I live in Admington (postcode CV36 4JN), less than 2 miles from the Lark Stoke transmitter. I have two aerials on my roof (the reasons for which are lost in the mists of time - I can't remember), one pointing to Lark Stoke, one to Sutton Coldfield. One aerial feeds the TVs in the kitchen and bedroom, the other feeds to the main TV in the lounge. How can I tell if the lounge TV is receiving from Lark Stoke or Sutton Coldfield?

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