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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 18/09/2023 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
Channel icons
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-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, 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
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 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, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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6:07 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 today to 02:39 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 today to 02:41 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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Thursday, 26 April 2018
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LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 yesterday to 02:39 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 yesterday to 02:41 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 27 April 2018
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12:29 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 25 Apr to 02:39 on 25 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:04 on 25 Apr to 02:41 on 25 Apr. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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3:03 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:22 today. [BBC]

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LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:22 today to 14:55 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 June 2018
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LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:22 yesterday to 14:55 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 29 June 2018
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LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:22 on 27 Jun to 14:55 on 27 Jun. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 August 2018
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6:07 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:11 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:23 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 today to 01:43 today. [BBC]

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LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:23 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:11 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 today to 01:43 today. [BBC]

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