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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.

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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

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C23 (490.0MHz)281mDTG-31,260W
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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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C30- (545.8MHz)281mDTG-61,260W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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

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C33+ (570.2MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
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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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
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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 8 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
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 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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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?

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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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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.

Friday, 31 August 2018
Transmitter engineering

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

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

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
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

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Steve's 1 post GB

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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StevensOnln1's 3,397 posts GB
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
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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Peter Gilbert's 2 posts US

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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StevensOnln1's 3,397 posts GB
Thursday, 27 September 2018
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 I think it was an auto correct.

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Peter Gilbert's 2 posts US
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
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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Mr S.N.Ayres's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 28 November 2018

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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