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DAB aerials to increase reception of DAB digital radio
DAB signal boosters to increase reception in poor signal areas
If you live in a weak digital radio reception area, a DAB aerial can often improve the digital signal quality that your radio receives. External aerials work best when they are mounted somewhere high-up, preferably in the loft or on the outside of a house or flat.

It's advisable to point a DAB aerial towards the direction of the transmitter (if a 3-element aerial is being used) and out of the line of any trees or other buildings, if possible.

You can also try using an external digital radio aerial to see if you can pick up multiplexes that you wouldn't normally receive, however some experimentation may be required!

DAB digital radio signal boosters are also available - these improve the signal to your DAB digital radio/tuner by ampliying the signal are are suitable in times of poor reception. More information can be found in the left-hand column below.



DAB signal booster



» Maplin Electronics sell a variety of digital radio and tuner DAB signal boosters - try items L22AG and RT70M to find high-wattage signal boosters suitable for poor/weak signal areas.

A DAB signal booster should help to improve the quality of signal reaching your radio, though they are not suitable when there is no DAB coverage in your area. If the product has an adjustable gain, it is advisable to turn the gain up only as much as is necessary as too much signal also causes problems if there is a lot of 'noise' boosted along with the actual signal.

IMPORTANT: Use QP41U (an F-connector convertor) to connect your signal booster or (non-specific) external aerial to your DAB radio F-connector aerial input via a coaxial cable, e.g. QQ73Q
dab signal booster
DAB digital radio / tuner signal boosters
                                                  

5 Element DAB digital radio aerial

5 element DAB aerial specially designed for digital radio
5 element DAB aerial - directional antenna
Five-element design
suitable for poor/weak signal areas
allows reception of distant stations or improved performance in poor reception areas
frequency range 220 - 240MHz
Use QP41U (an F-connector convertor) to connect an external aerial to your DAB radio F-connector aerial input via a coaxial cable, e.g. QQ73Q
Price: £check price at website
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Single Element DAB digital radio aerial

Single element DAB aerial specially designed for digital radio
Single element DAB aerial
One-element design
suitable for poor/weak signal areas
allows reception of distant stations or improved performance in poor reception areas
frequency range 220 - 240MHz
Use QP41U (an F-connector convertor) to connect an external aerial to your DAB radio F-connector aerial input via a coaxial cable, e.g. QQ73Q
Price: £check price at website
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Indoor flat DAB aerial

DAB flat aerial
Maxview flat indoor aerial
Indoor antenna works with DAB radio and normal TV
can be placed out of view
not as good as a dipole or 3-element aerial (see above)
Price: £19.99
Maplin Electronics » enter the item code "QN53H" in the search box at Maplin
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