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  1. Dab 
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    I've always had poor reception with DAB (repeated drop outs)
    Reading forums appears to suggest this can be addressed with a software issue?
    I had a new Q2 courtesy car and the DAB reception was rock solid
    Any one had experience of this issue, how did you address it, if at all?
     
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    Stopped using mine it's so bad.
    Quote "My tuner told me after he fitted the box that 0-60 should be around 2.6 seconds! "
     
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    My DAB has been rock solid in my A7, but I do use FM more than DAB apart from the odd station. I've never heard of a software fix for DAB reception. Do you have a dash cam? I've heard these can interfere. Maybe have a look at the aerial too or may be it's just the reception is poor in your area.
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    It's made worse if you have anything charging from the 12v sockets because it back feeds . I just dont even bother with it now it's that useless.

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    DAB reception is very dependent on location and topography. I am in the south east and find it very good, but there are a few areas that I know I will loose it in. This site may help with UK transmitter locations and coverage, it really depends on where you are located. ukdigitalradio: Coverage
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    Around west Berks it's pathetic. And when you can get it the nitrate is so low, and half the station's don't even broadcast in stereo. I chuckle when people shell out extra money for Bose and b&o for their cars, then sit and listen to DAB.
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    Hi. Discovered something interesting this week regarding DAB reception. The heater rear screen is used as the aerial for radio reception. This week I installed a dashcam in the rear window. On a 120 mile trip round the M25 and back home a couple of days later, I noticed the DAB kept dropping leaving me on FM. Thinking it may be a transition fault at the time did not worry to much, but, today again no DAB. Thinking about it as it had been fine up until last week, I unplugged the cam, DAB back to normal... So conclusion, dashcam can cause interference at DAB frequencies. So if you experience a poor DAB reception and have a dashcam, switch it off it may be causing your DAB problem. Guess then you have to accept that you may have to settle for FM...... Grrrrrrrrrr
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    there are some extra wires on the rear screen that the dab uses. Literally 2 lines iirc. dashcams have been an issue with dab reception which blackvue know about. I think a ferrite code wrapped around the dashcam cable helps
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    I've not heard of Thinkware rear dashcams causing DAB issues, but have read of the Balckvue's doing so. Mine is a Thinkware F770, along with a rear, and not had any problems with DAB.
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    As people have said, could be caused by poor RF supression in either a dashcam power supply, the link cable between front and rear cams or any other charger you have.

    I swapped out my 12v chargers in the car for those with better RF suppression and binned the old ones. DAB is far far better now.
     
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