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Offline garrym79

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DAB antenna installation
« on: 09 April 2022, 05:57 »
Ordered a new DAB antenna for Alpine DEH-7800DAB radio. Any advice on where to place it, seems front window passenger side is recommended.

https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/pioneer-an-dab1-glass-mount-dab-digital-car-radio-aerial-antenna.html

Offline theminty1

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #1 on: 12 April 2022, 15:15 »
What kind of car do you have. I used a Polo dab aerial to fit to my mk5 golf. Couldn't get any luck with the stick on type

i had it on the front and a couple of different type and couldn't get it too work correctly. It depends on your location, im in Scotland , but possibly get away with it in London for example
« Last Edit: 12 April 2022, 15:18 by theminty1 »

Offline joe6

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #2 on: 13 April 2022, 15:42 »
If you have a mk5 or 6 it might be worth considering an oem dab/fm amplifier to replace the fm one. Need to run an extra cable from it to the dab connector on the radio though.
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