DAB Radio and multiplexing services in Berkshire and North Hampshire
The Berkshire and North Hampshire multiplex broadcasts from sites around the areas of Basingstoke, Reading and Newbury and covers a population of over 965,000...
- Now Digital
Digital Multiplex details
|Multiplex licence name:||Berkshire and North Hampshire|
31 July 2004
|Multiplex licensed until:||30 July 2024|
|Estimate population covered1:||966,809|
|Transmitter sites:||Basingstoke, Coppid Beach, Dorking Cobbetts Lane, Hannington, Hemdean, Ibthorpe, Maidenhead, Membury, Newbury VHF|
|Digital share of listening2:||53.2%|
|DAB digital radio in home2:||62.0%|
1 Figure derived from: Ofcom indoor coverage 80% locations normal propagation, estimated households covered multiplied by 2.3 people per average UK household to derive a population figure
2 Source: Ofcom - The Communications Market: Digital Radio Report, November 2016, Annex 1, Reading and Basingstoke
DAB radio transmitter coverage
Berkshire and North Hampshire multiplex coverage map - this map shows our prediction of coverage on an indoor portable DAB receiver for the Berkshire and North Hampshire multiplex.
Coverage is measured by spectrum planners in several different ways. A range of factors will affect reception including the transmitter power & antenna, local geography, the sensitivity of the listener’s radio, the type of home (bungalow, basement flat, steel framed building) and even weather conditions. This complexity is reflected in coverage models and maps. One map doesn’t tell the whole story. This Ofcom document includes several maps for this multiplex and explains why different parameters have been used.
These transmitters form a network, with all services on the multiplex broadcast to the entire coverage area; for technical reasons it is not possible to broadcast to just one part of the area or from one specific transmitter.
Now Digital currently broadcasts the following audio services:
|Heart Berks & North Hants||Contemporary||Existing local station|
|Smooth||Easy listening||Digital only|
|Sam FM||Contemporary||Existing local station|
|Gold||Classic hits||Digital only|
|BBC Radio Berkshire||Local interest||Existing local station|
|Hits Radio||Contemporary||Digital only|
|Greatest Hits Radio||Contemporary||Digital only|
There is currently capacity available on this multiplex for at least one further mono or stereo audio service.
National BBC and commercial DAB digital radio services may also be received in the area. For further details, see more information page. Or use the Postcode Checker to see which stations should be available.
There is also an Electronic Programme Guide broadcast on this multiplex.
For further details, see our more information page.