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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
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
Friday, 1 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 16:47 on 29 Jun to 17:08 on 29 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:32 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:29 today to 17:33 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 7 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:29 yesterday to 17:33 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 8 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:32 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:29 on 06 Aug to 17:33 on 06 Aug. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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Tony
11:26 PM

Does the Lark Stoke transmitter have two bases? Ilmington has the two huge masts (which I always thought was Lark Stoke), and it also has the much smaller mast next to the mobile transmitters. Are they both Lark Stoke? I can't find anything on the internet about the two huge masts.

One small thing: Lark Stoke is actually in Warwickshire, not that it particularly matters.

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Tony's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
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Richard Cooper
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9:35 AM

Tony: Hi, Tony. There is only one mast at Lark Stoke, not two! Ilmington is a village a couple of miles North-East of the Lark Stoke transmitter site. Richard, Norwich. PS I never said Lark Stoke wasn't in Warwickshire. Did someone else think it was in a different county?

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Richard Cooper's 453 posts GB
Friday, 19 August 2016
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Tony
6:11 PM

Richard: Hi, thanks for replying. Yes, I suppose I should have said the hill south west of Ilmington village. They are much further away than I thought. The Ilmington station and its two huge masts are 0.52 miles directly due east from Lark Stoke.

Since I posted that question I've been looking into it and it turns out that the Ilmington station did used to be called Lark Stoke. You can look up the planning permission applications that confirm it e.g. 79/01910/FUL. Maybe the masts stopped being used for a while so the Lark Stoke name was given to the current Lark Stoke. I'll try to find out.

It's the title of this page that says Lark Stoke is in Gloucestershire.

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Tony's 1 post GB
Saturday, 20 August 2016
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:41 PM
Chipping Campden

Tony:

The problem appears to stem from the Lark Stoke site having a Gloucestershire Post Code (GL55 6LS) which suggests it is covered by the Royal Mail sorting and delivery offices in Gloucestershire. However, the Post Code is not a good indicator of which county or local council is responsible for the area, Royal Mail being an entity answerable only unto themselves.



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MikeP's 2,835 posts GB
Friday, 26 August 2016
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Tony
9:31 PM

MikeP: Yes, that makes sense.

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Saturday, 27 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:32 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:15 today to 14:57 today. [BBC]

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