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DAB digital radio aerial and antennae installers London

Multi-trade provide DAB digital radio aerial and antennae repair & installation in London. Give us a call on 020 8798 9250 and we'll send you a professional aerial and antennae engineer to your property in North London, Central London, South London, West and East London. In fact, anywhere inside the M25.

Receiving clear digital radio signals

If you are having problems receiving a clear signal for your DAB digital radio - call us on 020 8798 9250. Our aerial engineers have experience installing digital radio aerials for very clear reception.

What is DAB?

DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting. To listen to it, you will need a DAB digital radio. You cannot pick up any digital stations with an ordinary or traditional FM / AM radio. Digital radio stations are also broadcast on the internet and by SKY. You should be able to pick up the DAB transmission from an ordinary internal aerial. However, in some cases you may get a 'bubbling' noise or 'white' noise from an internal aerial.

Troubleshooting digital radio reception

Make sure the aerial on your radio is fully extended. Digital transmission is not like an ordinary transmission (FM/AM), therefore if the reception is poor, you won't get any reception at all for particular stations. Try putting your hand on the aerial itself. This will use your body as a signal booster. If you can receive reception that way, you may need an external digital aerial or you might be able to get reception if you purchase an aerial signal booster. This is a device that plugs into your mains supply to boost the radio signal.

It might be that you live in a built-up area. This will reduce the strength of the signal. Also, if your radio is in a basement, inside a well insulated building or a building made of re-inforced concrete, the signal strength will be reduced. Placing the radio near a window might help, and probably having the radio upstairs as oppose to downstairs will also help.

Installing an external digital aerial

Most DAB radios will take an external aerial. You just need to unscrew the fixed aerial and attach the cable from the external aerial in its place. Our engineer can show you how to do this. DAB Digital aerials are different from an ordinary FM/AM or even a TV aerial. An external or outdoor aerial will give you the best digital reception. This should ideally be fixed onto the roof or high up on the outside of a building. It is possible to install digital aerial into the loft. Our engineer can give you advice where necessary.

Digital radio aerial installations

We have installed aerials and antennae for digital radio into offices, schools, colleges and universities all over London. All our aerial engineers are highly skilled, hard working, reliable, vetted and trained. We also repair and install radio aerials. We use high quality steel masts and brackets with high quality, digital, low loss, coaxial cable to ensure that you receive an excellent DAB signal.

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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing - our satellite services can be provided to you by way of a fully specified quotation which gives you a full breakdown of the costs involved, including materials and labour. The daily rate is usually cheaper if we undertake the work on a project over several days. If your job is smaller we can usually supply a professional tradesperson on an hourly rate basis as shown below:

Hourly rate pricing

Border Service Price Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Satellite installationSatellite system installation £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
Freeview installationFreeview installation £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
Plasma mountingPlasma mounting £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
Home Cinema SetupHome Cinema set up £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
QuotationQuotation FREE N/A

Points to note:

  • All prices exclude VAT
  • Hourly rate charges are billed in 15 minute intervals with a minimum charge of one hour
  • All prices exclude congestion & parking charges (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided)
  • All prices exclude costs for materials which will be charged at list price + 30%
  • The final charge will include reasonable time to obtain parts although our engineers carry most spares with them.
  • Quotations are free of charge as long as you let us know of your decision within 14 days of issue. If you do not inform us of your decision, an administration charge of £25.00 will be levied. You can inform us of your decision using the link in the quotation e-mail or Call us on 020 8798 9250 quoting your reference number

TestimonialWe're very happy with the new aerial and we've got excellent reception. The work was carried out very professionally and I would be happy to endorse Multi-trade as a good company that gets the job done.

Andrew Lewis, London

TestimonialAlways happy to work with Multi-Trade. We've even had a radio aerial installed by them!

Louise Simmonds, London

The Multi-trade difference

There are plenty of companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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