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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: DAB Intermittsnt reception Reply with quote

991.2 T4S...

First time I have had DAB in a car so I have no past experience to relate to.

Daily compute is Farnham to Stoke Podges through Ascot and Winsor. So DAB reception at worse should be fairly constant.....or at least good sections of the daily compute should be. (I am not computing through the North of Scotland!!).

All the available DAB channels cut in and out. What is strange is that I have audio for 10 seconds and and the lose reception for ten seconds and so on and so forth. Its the regularity which is concerning.

I have the SAT Nav voice instructions set to off and not at a low volume.

Anybody throw any light on this...or had a similar problem.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont use the DAB down here for that very same reason , I would go into your local decent car audio place and talk to them about a more powerful Ariel. try and avoid the ones that fix inside the windscreen as they are ugly have a chat to them about fitting one inside your front pillar trim . get the most powerful one you can and that should sort it. the ones that come with the units are now very good and only work in the middle of a city. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is also worthwhile checking if you get the same blackspots every day - I did the journey to Feltham quite often and there are a couple of short DAB blackspots on the A30 off Junction 13 of the M25.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect you probably have a problem with your system. Do you get those symptoms wherever you drive? I'd be surprised if you had problems up that way. I've been to Windsor a few times and I don't recall any reception issues.

I've had DAB in cars for a fair few years and yes, it used to be bad but the last four years or so I've had very few problems. The only consistent black spot I find is on the M40 at the Banbury on-slip going south - and that's only for about 80 meters. Everywhere else is fine (Warwickshire, Oxford, Hants, Sussex, Wilts, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall). That goes for a variety of cars not just the Porsche.

I think the DAB antenna is in the front screen - perhaps there's a connection problem? I seem to recall people having issues with replacement screens not being reconnected correctly.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had it drop out in my 991.1. I dont use it a lot, just when there is a Test Match on and then on the same roads, but no issues at all. Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you get drop outs with FM as well?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree that sounds like an issue. I'm often around M4 corridor/ A4/A404 and never noticed any issues. As said above, maybe connector to antenna in windscreen not secure? Same car btw.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.....

Must have been a bad day as the problem as completely rectified itself....
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps there's a bad connection somewhere and the warmer weather has helped? I hope it stays sorted Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to have the same issue of drop out when I'm leaving london and driving to a new area. The booster aerial sounds like a good plan and im going to look at that to solve the issue as in London i have zero issues.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAB is simply terrible. On all my cars that have DAB, I have the same issue around London (or anywhere for that matter) that I always lose reception.

I use FM mainly now.
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