Join Date: Dec 2012
My Motorhome: Adria vision I707SG
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I fitted a DAB unit last year and had a improvement on the number of stations I could receive, But
without doubt the way to get a good radio reception on DAB/FM is replacing your screen aerial with a good quality roof
I won't bore you with all the trials and tribulations I went through to get a decent reception, but after 3 supposedly quality screen and 2 conventional aerials that still wouldn't get you a reception worth listened too,
went to Dabonwheels and picked up a kinetetic roof aerial that gave the best reception for my head unit (Sony) put it on the roof of my A class with extension leads to reach the dash, the reception was nothing short of a revelation!
I can pick up all the stations I like, magic/heart/radio12345/LBC/London with no problems practically anywhere in the UK,
the Bottom line is it doesn't matter how expensive your head unit is without a quality aerial ( FITTED PROPERLY) you may as well use a cheap Sanyo/goodwood radio with a rubber duck aerial hanging out the window, the reception would be very similar,
Now reitired thank god
, looking forward to flying when the weather is good or motorhoming when itīs not, just like to get away from it all now I can take it easy.