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Hi

When I first got my Renegade Ltd the DAB radio worked perfectly. Now it comes on intemitantly which makes it unusable .As anyone had similar issues or know how to sort this?

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Previous topics on the DAB radio all say the same thing.

DAB is intermittent and unreliable due to many different conditions like Hills, Mountains (yes we have them in Scotland). I too suffer the same effects in the Capital of the UK (not London but up beyond that wall :p:LOL:)

No, seriously, DAB seems to break up just at the best part of a song or a programme. Switch over to FM and hope for the best. Better still, use Spotify and listen to your downloaded sounds (y)(y)(y)
 

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Since I had my battery changed it has been working better. I rang the dealership and they said faulty Ariel base is common and they have a backlog of orders to replace them
 

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Please update the forum once you get a new aerial.

It will be intersting to compare the results.

Try the Virgin radio DAB channel for some brilliant sounds overthe decades. I found it quite reliable as opposed to the Absolute channels.
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will change battery fix this issue? or you will have to replace the aerial base? Is it possible to order the unit and install on your own? Thanks.
 

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From what I recall on a previous topic your aerial is glued on with double sided tape with the wiring inside it. Replacing it is a straightforward job.
 

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thanks, is it possible to read that post? Are we sure there is no screw underneath it and it can simply remove by force?
 

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I can confirm that DAB reception gets progressively worse over time with these aerial bases. Except for 2 blackspots of around 50 metres in our town, DAB reception used to be very good everywhere. Now it's unuseable except in some areas of high/clear ground and then it's intermittent.

In our Alfa Mito, reception seems to be fine still.

Are these bases only available through dealers?
 
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