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je suis Charlie
Can anyone confirm if the reception is particularly patchy around here? Took my new Range Rover back to the dealers last week to have the radio and antenna in the back checked out. They say there's nothing wrong but I'm not so sure, anyone else having problems as they drive round West Berkshire? I've checked the website to see if any transmitters are down but nothings showing. Anyone?
Andy Capp
My friend has a Dab in his car and has problems in and around the town. He's away and am unable to get more info at the mo. I know his RR was awkward for reception when he had one.
je suis Charlie
QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 13 2017, 07:38 PM) *
My friend has a Dab in his car and has problems in and around the town. He's away and am unable to get more info at the mo. I know his RR was awkward for reception when he had one.

Not just me then. Bit disappointed really my last car didn't seem as bad. Maybe I expected it to be better. Ta. smile.gif
Simon Kirby
QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 13 2017, 06:30 PM) *
Can anyone confirm if the reception is particularly patchy around here? Took my new Range Rover back to the dealers last week to have the radio and antenna in the back checked out. They say there's nothing wrong but I'm not so sure, anyone else having problems as they drive round West Berkshire? I've checked the website to see if any transmitters are down but nothings showing. Anyone?

I can't say I've noticed any problems with reception. There is sometimes a glitch when I go through a particular area which I've assumed is some kind of transition between transmitters as it's always at the same place, but I very rarely get drop-outs.
je suis Charlie
QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 13 2017, 08:01 PM) *
I can't say I've noticed any problems with reception. There is sometimes a glitch when I go through a particular area which I've assumed is some kind of transition between transmitters as it's always at the same place, but I very rarely get drop-outs.

Last weekend I was the other side of hungerford and it was appalling, I'm used to the odd dead spot (near the memorial / job centre) is a good one but I've never had it as bad as that. Took the car straight back in but, "sorry sir, they all do that". Grrr! And it took them four days ! Double Grrr!
Simon Kirby
QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 13 2017, 08:06 PM) *
Last weekend I was the other side of hungerford and it was appalling, I'm used to the odd dead spot (near the memorial / job centre) is a good one but I've never had it as bad as that. Took the car straight back in but, "sorry sir, they all do that". Grrr! And it took them four days ! Double Grrr!

Have you had it re-tune all the stations?
je suis Charlie
QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 13 2017, 08:33 PM) *
Have you had it re-tune all the stations?

No, thats a new one on me.
Simon Kirby
QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 13 2017, 08:44 PM) *
No, thats a new one on me.

There'll be a function that has it re-tune all the stations. It won't do any harm and might cure the problem.
je suis Charlie
QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 13 2017, 09:00 PM) *
There'll be a function that has it re-tune all the stations. It won't do any harm and might cure the problem.

Ah yes, see what you mean now, thought you meant some form of involuntary retune. Yeah tried that last week, no difference.
TallDarkAndHandsome
Range Rover? Capitalist Bstd. It should be sold and the proceeds redistributed. A bike for you me lad come June the 8th... Vote Corbyn!!!😂
je suis Charlie
Indeed, however, might be able to trade it in for a Lada.
On the edge
QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 13 2017, 09:45 PM) *
Range Rover? Capitalist Bstd. It should be sold and the proceeds redistributed. A bike for you me lad come June the 8th... Vote Corbyn!!!😂


No, with Labour, you'll have a job so will be able to afford to run a Range Rover, which is rather more than you are likely to have with the Tories in charge; very few burger friers can even afford cars! Still, if you are set on the bike, I think the LibDems are wanting to make it compulsory!

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Turin Machine
QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 13 2017, 08:06 PM) *
Last weekend I was the other side of hungerford and it was appalling, I'm used to the odd dead spot (near the memorial / job centre) is a good one but I've never had it as bad as that. Took the car straight back in but, "sorry sir, they all do that". Grrr! And it took them four days ! Double Grrr!

My A6 has dab and is a tad patchy in places, however if you look on the Audi forums you find other people have reported similar problems. Causes have included water ingress at the sharkfin, faulty heated rear screen and also not loving rear facing traffic cams.
TallDarkAndHandsome
QUOTE (Turin Machine @ May 13 2017, 10:39 PM) *
My A6 has dab and is a tad patchy in places, however if you look on the Audi forums you find other people have reported similar problems. Causes have included water ingress at the sharkfin, faulty heated rear screen and also not loving rear facing traffic cams.

A6? Capitalist!!!
Turin Machine
QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 13 2017, 11:19 PM) *
A6? Capitalist!!!

Yup, love the car as well. The system works!
blackdog
QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 13 2017, 09:45 PM) *
Range Rover? Capitalist Bstd. It should be sold and the proceeds redistributed. A bike for you me lad come June the 8th... Vote Corbyn!!!😂


Surely RR is Rolls Royce.
Andy Capp
There does seem to be a correlation between luxury cars and phone/dab reception, but not in the direction one would expect. At least that seems to be the experience of a friend of mine.
newres
QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 14 2017, 08:19 AM) *
There does seem to be a correlation between luxury cars and phone/dab reception, but not in the direction one would expect. At least that seems to be the experience of a friend of mine.

You may be right. I have a new Ford Ranger and have little trouble with DAB. Usually when it goes quiet it's just to read out an incoming text. I had noticed the dropout by the clock tower though. What do you think of the new Disco? I saw one yesterday coming out of Garden Close Lane (of course). biggrin.gif
je suis Charlie
It's very nice, I went for the HSE Dynamic in the end, it's nicer than my old XC90. Although it's a bit big round some of the lanes! The xc felt like a 🚜 though.
je suis Charlie
Anyway, ta for the input everyone. Given me something to think about. As I say, it may just be me, but it is annoying to lose your programme half way through angry.gif
motormad
QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 13 2017, 06:30 PM) *
Can anyone confirm if the reception is particularly patchy around here? Took my new Range Rover back to the dealers last week to have the radio and antenna in the back checked out. They say there's nothing wrong but I'm not so sure, anyone else having problems as they drive round West Berkshire? I've checked the website to see if any transmitters are down but nothings showing. Anyone?


That's a true first world problem.

I have a Fiesta and the DAB works fine on that. Can pick up KISSTORY and Radio 1X without issue. But I use Spotify most of the time.
Turin Machine
DAB is pretty pants anyway, for all the hoo-ha the bitrate is way too low. Fidelity is right out the window. Need DAB2 and wider bandwidth to do any good and I can't see that happening soon. angry.gif
je suis Charlie
As a by the by, if anyone is considering popping over to La Belle France pour votre vacation, I advise you to investigate whether you might benefit from purchasing a Crit air sticker before you go. Some cities now require you to display one or else!

This has been a public service announcement.
Turin Machine
Mines already 'in the system'. Hopefully to arrive before I go away. Even though I'm going nowhere near Paris or Lyon my motto is "don't let the wife navigate." laugh.gif
Turin Machine
In fact, it's turned up today. Six days to process it and get it to me, French efficiency I suppose. Vive la vacation. tongue.gif
Turin Machine
Would you believe it! French tanker drivers back on strike! Déjà vu. ⛽
newres
QUOTE (Turin Machine @ May 26 2017, 01:09 PM) *
Would you believe it! French tanker drivers back on strike! Déjà vu. ⛽

Je suis chauffeur poids lourd. tongue.gif
Turin Machine
QUOTE (newres @ May 26 2017, 02:39 PM) *
Je suis chauffeur poids lourd. tongue.gif

Good for you. Now meet me at Montpellier with a tank of gasoil will you?
je suis Charlie
Well, to bump this thread, finally found out what the problem was, got a new car in the early spring and was having exactly the same issue so I just kind of ignored it. Talking to someone down at the boatyard just the other week and mentioned I'd had problems with DAB and they asked if I had anything plugged into the 12v socket? Err yes, a charger, took it out and drove home to perfect reception. Been fine since. Apparently cos cheapo Chinese stuff ain't shielded it interferes with the signal.

So if anyone out there has the same problem, try that.
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