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DAB to Sky Dish

Discussion in 'DAB Digital Radio & FM Radio' started by JEDIBLADE, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. JEDIBLADE

    JEDIBLADE Member

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    If I connect my DAB radio to my Sky LNB will it act as an aerial and get me good reception?
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    In a word, NO.
  3. Chris Muriel

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    The mind boggles !

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
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    Thanks for that. If you don't ask you don't know. I don't think there's any need for derogatory comments though ! Haven't you anything better to do like train spotting ?
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    It wasn't actaully meant to be derogatory- apologies for any offence.
    Besides the fact satellite TV looks at frequencies in the 10.7-12.75 GHz area whereas DAB is VHF around 180-220 MHz (with an LNB output in L-band 950-2150 MHz) there is the point that the LNB needs 14/18 volts DC to power it;
    your DAB aerial socket will not be designed to supply a DC voltage.
    I cannot think of many less compatible situations.
    However, I have quite often seen people ask if they can connect their cable TV STBs to a dish - where similar incompatibilities exist.
    (without mentioning the different modulation systems used by all 3).
    What will work is an old Band III TV aerial (from the days when ITV channels were VHF) if you can find one.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester

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