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Old 13th September 2017, 09:38 AM
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Good plan. I think it may be environmental, with Ray and I being fairly close geographically. I hope, more than think...
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Old 13th September 2017, 09:50 AM
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Found this map of DAB TX stations. It dates 2011 but it resembles my experience of where I can't pick up DAB in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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This is also good:
http://www.ukdigitalradio.com/covera...ttransmitters/
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Old 13th September 2017, 12:11 PM
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Oh Dear,
I don't have address 0F.
I retro fitted the DAB.
I have Address 56 i.e.

Address 56: Radio Labels: 4E0-910-541.lbl
Part No SW: 4E0 910 541 T HW: 4E0 035 541 B
Component: TUNER EU/US/RDW H41 0630
Revision: 00000000 Serial number: 304DV047586477
Coding: 0000001
Shop #: WSC 02313 785 00200
VCID: 316939F1A8CC37A9D05-8064

No fault code found.

I'll have a look at my screen later when I get back to the 8.
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2004 A8 D3 3.0 TDI.
Ebony Pearl Black (with little bits of other colours and glitter), Auto dim mirrors
Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



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Old 13th September 2017, 12:15 PM
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Oh Dear,
I don't have address 0F.
I retro fitted the DAB.
I have Address 56 i.e.
Probably need to select it in the CAN installation list.
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Old 13th September 2017, 12:58 PM
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Ok, hope this helps someone. My issue is with the National stations. I enabled the signal strength readout and have 4 for the stations I like to listen to, and the other local commercial stations I have 7.

Donít know why, or why it has recently worsened. But at least I can visually monitor the strength of the National stations now when out and about.
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Old 13th September 2017, 01:22 PM
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All good info.
I have 7 on BBC 2 but only 4 on Smooth. These are the national stations, didn't think to check the locals, I'll do that later.

My error, my fault, I was looking at a very old log.
Just done another read and I do have 0F

Address 0F: Digital Radio Labels: None
Part No SW: 4E0 910 563 C HW: 4E0 035 563
Component: DAB-Tuner H41 0830
Revision: 00000001 Serial number: KE1276V7500368
Coding: 0000001
Shop #: WSC 02319 758 00200
VCID: 2447C0A5E73E9266CE-8070

No fault code found.


I'm on grandfathers taxi today so I'd better head out.

Whilst collecting the little ones I had a play with the result that all, National and Local, vary mainly between 4 and 7 as I'm travelling.
Friday I'm driving down to Chepstow so I'll try and keep my eye on it then.
I know why I have problems when parked outside our house, it and the mill behind us are in direct line with the Winter Hill transmitter which from Matts information is the main for this area.
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Ebony Pearl Black (with little bits of other colours and glitter), Auto dim mirrors
Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



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Old 19th September 2017, 03:23 PM
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FWIW mine was like that when I bought the car, i.e. only very few channels worked and only in very specific locations. Turned out the Amp was broken - although I couldn't find any way to verify this. But I bought a new second hand one and it works perfectly.
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Old 19th September 2017, 08:12 PM
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Signal strength is not really relevant with digital reception.
It is signal quality (SNR) that needs to be monitored.
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Old 19th September 2017, 11:13 PM
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Sorry for the delay in updating this thread, personal problems have distracted me over the last few days.
Drove to Chepstow last Friday, spent the weekend there and returned on Sunday.
The good news is that I had Smooth Easy playing all the time and it worked perfectly. Really surprised that the only time it weakened, but not enough to swap automatically to FM, was in the dip near Chepstow Parish Church.
I do not really understand this sudden improvement. Last week I did remove the aerial preamplifier to take a photograph of it alongside my original preamp, then replaced it in the car.
So I guess simply taking the preamp for a walk away from the car for ten minutes then refitting it might just resolve the reception problems for others.
Remember I am only a simple old fogey and the silly easy fixes suit me down to the ground.
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2004 A8 D3 3.0 TDI.
Ebony Pearl Black (with little bits of other colours and glitter), Auto dim mirrors
Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



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Old 21st January 2018, 03:00 PM
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Small update.

I removed the power to my dashcam and the reception seems to be much better. Iíll not say itís fixed until Iíve driven the car a bit more than Iíve had a chance to today.
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