DAB Aerial

ahaydock

Active Member
We have a Radio socket on our wall and I was wondering would this be better than using the telecopic aerial on my Pure Evoke1? A few stations are very weal and it would be nice to pick them up.

I assume it is for FM and am not sure whether you need a special aerial for DAB?
 

nedmundo

Active Member
If it is seperate coax line, then yes use the socket, but swap the aerial for a vertically orientated dipole aerial, if signal with the current FM is poor (which is theory it should be, but in a high stregth signal area, you may still get a good signal).

Hope that helps
 

ahaydock

Active Member
Thanks but to be honest I really don't know if it is seperate - what is the best way to tell. Unfortunately I don't have a FM radio!

Would a TV aerial be any better?
 

Sonic67

Banned
DAB does work with TV and VHF aerials to some extent but a proper DAB aerial will work better.
 

ahaydock

Active Member
DAB does work with TV and VHF aerials to some extent but a proper DAB aerial will work better.
Would they be better than the telescopic aerial on the Evoke?

Also what are the indoor DAB aerials like - anyone recommend one? I dont want to start fixing aerials outside the house!
 

ahaydock

Active Member
Bump.
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
Would they be better than the telescopic aerial on the Evoke?

Also what are the indoor DAB aerials like - anyone recommend one? I dont want to start fixing aerials outside the house!
There is no definitive answer to that; it depends on your location and RF environment. What works in your house may not even work in your neighbour'shouse and vice versa.
It's certainly worth a quick experiment to try it.

Chris Muriel, Manchester
 

ahaydock

Active Member
Thanks for the help so far guys. I have tried hooking it up via the TV/Radio socket on the wall - no joy (didn;t think there would be but worth a shot), got all the stations I usually got but still couldn't tune into the others (desptie displaying thier name).

Do you think an indoor aerial would be worth a shot now?
 

Sonic67

Banned

ahaydock

Active Member
Thanks, see a previous thread of mine that started me thinking on a new aerial: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440887

Basically yes I pick up all that I should but using my gfs Dads Pure One in the same place he gets more stations. I suspect as we have two transmitters in the county he picked up the one that is furthest away (and has more and better stations).

I didn't want to go up in the loft as technically we don't have own it (don't ask). That is why I wondered whether an indoor aerial may be better?
 

ahaydock

Active Member
Bump :lease:
 

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