Dab Ariel

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  1. chasthedagger

    chasthedagger Funster

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    I think ive seen something regarding this but cant find the thread, l want to fit a dab radio we have a hymer 2005 with ariel fitted at top above passenger window can we use it or do we need to change it.
     
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    I see no reason you need a new aerial, you are still just receiving radio signals. We have the same TV aerial as before and now we get digital television and the aerials on my portable DAB radios looks exactly the same as the old ones.
     
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    hya all you can do is have a dabble with it
     
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    A DAB aerial is a totally different device. Simplest is a device that allows your FM aerial to pretend it's a DAB. the device connects to your existing aerial and has two outputs: one to the radio FM aerial connection; the other to the radio DAB aerial connection.

    Quick eBay search:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPLITTER-...789?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item540af3c16d

    I have two of these. The one on my wife's Smart car is brilliant; the one on my Hymer less so (but then the FM aerial it's attached to is partially masked by bodywork & wasn't too clever on FM before I fitted the splitter).
     
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    The only real difference is that DAB is always vertically polarised whereas FM can be vertical, horizontal or mixed polarity. A half wave FM aerial vertically polarised should give good results.
     
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    Hi read the article in this months mm it tells you about a converter for original Aries as long as it is not powered
     
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    That should read mmmm
     
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