Hi has anyone connected their cab radio to the Staus aerial if you have how good was the result and do you need the power switched on on the Status amplifier? Should say its the directional one with the extending radio aerial.
BrilliantI thought I would contact Status customer help line and they have confirmed that both the FM radio and the DAB radio outputs are "passive throughput" and do not require the amplifier to be powered to work. So that's even better for us as when on the move there is no need to switch it on, just got to run he cable now.
We suffered from dreadful radio reception in both of our Swift Bessacarr motorhomes. On the second one the dealer fitted an aerial mounted on the front nearside door pillar but that did not improve things. They then arranged for the radio to be linked to the Status aerial, and were confident that that would do the trick.
Sad to report that it made no difference at all.
So I think I can say the problem is with the aerial I was not able to trace where the end went to but seemed to vanish near the passenger side window pillar which is above the door window wiring and I do not think it went there.
Well I have now driven from Scarborough over to the Lakes via Hawes and the radio works very well connected to the Status, radio 2 worked well all the way with a few exceptions in a few valleys where any radio would have struggled. So if anyone else is considering doing this mod I can recommend it just make sure you change the coaxial all the way from the radio not just extend it as the wire used was a very cheap one.
What base vehicle is it?been having poor reception problems on my 2005 autocruise, i did fit a wing mounted aerial but it still suffered so next step install a inline amp, still having probs, i have just run a coax from the status to the radio and tuned in to a weak signal on mw and it is a lot better, so i'm just waiting for the rain to stop and then i can run the cable down the wardrobe and out under the van and back in near the cab.