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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 - Lark Stoke transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 22/04/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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
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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, plus 19 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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)281mDTG-1,260W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West Midlands, 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, 107 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, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 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, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

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

The Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 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
Friday, 31 August 2018
Transmitter engineering
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3:08 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:31 today to 13:34 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 1 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:08 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:31 yesterday to 13:34 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 2 September 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:08 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:31 on 31 Aug to 13:34 on 31 Aug. [BBC]

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Monday, 10 September 2018
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Steve
10:16 PM

My TV is not detecting some of the newer HD channels like Quest HD. Are they transmitted from Lark Stoke? If not, when will they be?
Thank you
Regards
Steve

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StevensOnln1
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10:54 PM

Steve: Quest HD is broadcast on the COM8 multiplex, which (along with COM7) is a temporary service broadcast from 30 transmitters covering around 70% of UK households. There are no plans for COM7/COM8 to be broadcast from any further transmitters and both multiplexes are expected to close by 2022.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
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Peter Gilbert
9:21 AM

We have no freeserve channels at all this morning in cv37 area. Checked second tv - same. Aerial seems ok. Not seen it before when there are no channels. Is anyone else seeing this, please?

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StevensOnln1
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10:34 AM

Peter Gilbert: Presumable you mean Freeview (Freeserve used to be an internet service provider which had nothing to do with TV). There are no reported problems with the Lark Stoke transmitter. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Please provide a full postcode so that we cans ee predicted coverage at your location. Do not attempt to retune.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018
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Peter Gilbert
10:09 AM

Sorry StevenOnln1, you are correct! Not sure what happened, but had no freeview at all, but without any input from me it came back later in the day. Not seen it before when no channels available. Thanks for your reply. Peter PS I had a freeserve email....so I think it was an auto correct.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
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Mr S.N.Ayres
3:24 PM

I have had interference, brief loss of picture and part picture loss, via my Youview box and Larkstoke transmitter. I am in Warwick and have the problem only at times between 5 and 7 pm. A 4G filter does not make any difference and all the other checks were made. There is a stronger high definition signal received compared to standard definition. The worst is local BBC news after 6 pm.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
MikeP
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11:33 AM

Mrs S N Ayres:

That looks very likely to be local interference caused by something operated on a timer. Please ask your neighbours who use Freeview whether they get the same problem at the same time. If they do, then you all need to report the problem. If they don't then you need to investigate in your own house what is being controlled by a timer.

Many years ago I had a customer who had similar interference problems between 6 PM and 7 PM. It turned out to be a near neighbour who had their own diathermy machine that they used every day between 6 and 7 PM!



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