DAB Coverage Predictions / Maps / Plots

DAB coverage map

DAB Coverage Map – click to enlarge

DAB coverage maps are essential tools to help you understand the potential coverage area of your DAB multiplex.

Associated Broadcast Consultants have decades of experience of coverage predictions. Our DAB coverage predictions use the same thresholds and colours that Ofcom use.

In the UK, the maximum power Ofcom will consider for a Small-Scale DAB trial licence is 100w ERP.   This is relatively low compared to the average national DAB multiplex power of 2000w used by commercial and BBC transmitters.

The relatively low power of small scale DAB means that it is critical to plan the transmitter site location to maximise coverage to the target area.  So if you don’t have any DAB coverage maps/predictions/plots, here’s your chance to plug the gap very cost-effectively! Our DAB coverage maps are priced per prediction, and get cheaper the more you ask for:-

FM broadcast radio coverage maps prediction plot prices

It’s much easier for us to do lots of predictions / maps /plots at a time, so we make them cheaper the more you ask for. Therefore, we suggest you order several predictions / maps / plots and eliminate doubt by seeing the effect of one change at a time – the key changes are power, aerial height or location. So for example: One location, two heights or powers is 2 predictions / maps / plots, one location at two heights and two powers would be 4 maps, whilst two locations, each with two heights and two powers would be 8 predictions / maps / plots. Simply select the quantity of predictions / maps / plots you want, and when payment is received we will immediately start work. Send us a message with the key details (location, aerial height above ground and power), but if you are unsure about anything, don’t worry our house-trained Engineers will get straight in-touch to help determine the correct coordinates, height and power.

  • Please note that for this price we only offer standard omni-directional prediction maps (ie: with aerials that transmit equally all round in 360 degrees).
  • We are able to offer radio coverage predictions with directional aerial systems and other changes for extra cost – please get in contact for details.
  • We can also perform composite plots of several sites including power-sum calculations in the overlap regions that estimate SFN (Synchronous Frequency Network) gain.

DAB Coverage Maps / Predictions / Plots.

The more you buy, the cheaper they get!


If you are anywhere outside the UK and want coverage predictions / plots/ maps, then please contact our sister website

Associated Broadcast Consultants – Independent help and advice for Radio Broadcasters