Abstract: We report a new concept involving an adaptive mixture of different sets of permutation codes (PC) in a single DPSK-OFDM modulation scheme. Since this scheme is robust and the algorithms involved are simple, it is a good candidate for implementation for OFDM-based power line communication (PLC) systems. By using a special and easy concept called Hamming distance profile, as a comparison tool, we are able to showcase the strength of the new PC scheme over other schemes reported in literature, in handling the incessant noise types associated with PLC channels. This prediction tool is also useful for selecting an efficient PC codebook out of a number of ! similar ones.