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DAB radio...no signal... no changeover

Chris90 Aug 1, 2016

  1. Chris90

    Chris90 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Hi

    Occasionally I like to listen to the DAB radio, but find that when going through certain areas, the signal is poor so the radio is crackly or goes off altogether, indicated by a speaker with line through it or whatever it shows as on the dash.

    Mate has a works leon of similar year, and if the DAB looses signal, it switches over to the FM alternative. Say I was listening to capital DAB, and signal was poor/lost, it would switch the capital FM channel.

    My audi doesnt do this? Is it the same for everyone or is there a update available that fixes this issue?

    Chris
     
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  3. gray99y

    gray99y Registered User

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    Mine doesn't switch frequency but the dab works about 50% of the time, so annoying

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  4. Chris90

    Chris90 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Would make sense for it to switch. Almost makes it pointless listening to the DAB in all fairness.

    Audi should pull their finger out on this!
     
  5. AshA4

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    Check your MMI settings, there is a setting to set to DAB only or DAB & FM.
    When mine is set to DAB & FM if DAB signal drops out it switches to FM of the same station, IIR you have to be using stored stations in memory for this to work.
     
  6. gray99y

    gray99y Registered User

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    I only listen to Radio X and Planet Rock, so only available on dab.
    Is there not some sort of booster that can be fitted?

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  7. Chris90

    Chris90 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Think ive found the solution....
     

    Attached Files:

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  8. feva

    feva Registered User

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    Just thought I'd say loving the musical tastes Gray99y
    I'm a absolute classic rock man at the mo.



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  9. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man

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    The solution presumably was to read the instructions. :)
     
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  10. feva

    feva Registered User

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    This genuinely made me laugh.

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  11. xpoweruk

    xpoweruk TTTS 8J Smile Machine

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    I'm glad ya posted that,seems I never read the instructions either lol
     
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  13. Chris90

    Chris90 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    What are the instructions? lol.
     
  14. feva

    feva Registered User

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    Don't back peddle now Chris we won't think any less of you for reading the instructions.

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  15. Chris90

    Chris90 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Probably read the instructions for the car, just not the audio. Surprised it isnt like that as normal!
     
  16. Macster

    Macster Registered User

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    I used to have DAB all the time, no dropouts..... Until I fitted a DR650 dual channel dashcam, now DAB is rendered virtually useless, so much so, that I'm thinking of flogging the rear camera, it's a real PITA!

    I've re-routed the coax twice, removed it the weekend and wrapped it in aluminium tape, and still it's rubbish, really disappointing

    :rage:
     
  17. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Have you tried the ferrite beads yet?
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
  18. gray99y

    gray99y Registered User

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    Well that may explain something, I too have a dashcam, front and rear. Maybe I'll disconnect them and see if the reception improves.


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  19. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    The DAB issue is well documented, in particular when using the Blackview 650 front and rear cameras.

    The problem is with the interconnecting cable which is not properly screened, and causes interference/drop outs on DAB radio, mainly in areas of weaker DAB signal.

    It's exasperated on Audi's in particular because the DAB antenna is embedded in the rear screen, where you stick the rear camera!

    You can reduce the interference by installing ferrite beads at either end of the interconnecting cable.

    See here: (You can also buy from the likes of Maplin.)

    https://www.blackvue.co.uk/index.ph...essories/dab-noise-suppressor-detail?Itemid=0
     
  20. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Blackvue need to sort there products out and not sell ferrite's, that should already be attached to the product. There is a legal requirement in the UK for products to be EMC tested (compliant to CISPR 22 Class B), so if the product is killing radio reception then I don't see how the product could be passing EMC testing. If you have blackvue product request UL & CE certification and ask them why they are selling a product that interfere with DAB signals. My guess is they will soon send you our a few ferrite's for free.
     
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  21. gray99y

    gray99y Registered User

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    I have some of those interference things. Could it be a problem on any make of camera?


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  22. bobby singh

    bobby singh BSR Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I discovered if i plug in my iphone charger DAB signal dies
     
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  23. AudiLeon

    AudiLeon Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Apple will sell you a dongle that stops this from happening. Wait though, the interferenceDABDongleCS is out next week.
     
  24. gray99y

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    I've just looked and don't have that menu on my MMI 3G hdd

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  25. feva

    feva Registered User

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    Had a look today myself iirc it's under the "setup" button list.

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  26. gray99y

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    I can get onto the setup list but that particular line isn't there.


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  27. scotty76

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    I haven't tinkered with my radio but it does switch from DAB to FM when the signal is lost (unless it's a DAB only station).
     
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  28. Slackworth

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    Same here :(
     
  29. NHN

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    Allot of car chargers are terribly made, hit & miss interference wise, I use the Anker Power drive 12v socket dual USB unit, no interference issues unlike previous ones.
     
  30. feva

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    ****** charming I've just ordered one, seen the anker ones (had their batteries before amazing) but bought a different one. See what it's like when it turns up.

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  31. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    The amount of rubbish that is being sold in the UK is quite shocking, non of it tested and somewhat dangerous. Thankfully as the voltage in cars is small there is little chance of it catching fire before blowing the fuse, unlike 240V mains chargers that are killing people.
     
  32. Slackworth

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    Mine is a Scosche Revolt Pro.

    Will get an Anker one ordered methinks.
     
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  34. gray99y

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    So this the menu I have, I don't know what I'm doing though lol[​IMG]

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  35. Chris90

    Chris90 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Alternate frequency sounds it. Click it and what does it come up with?
     
  36. gray99y

    gray99y Registered User

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    Just either on or off. So is on for the alternative frequency?


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  37. Chris90

    Chris90 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Might be a case of reading the book for that one.
     
  38. feva

    feva Registered User

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    This is the charger I've just got. Tried it today no interference at all.

    [​IMG]

    Then again I get no interference with my dash cam either.

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  39. bobby singh

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  40. bobby singh

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    Also now my iphone charge does not cut signal
     

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