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Postby nobbyfox » 03 Nov 2017, 07:34

I want to replace my radio with a nice shiny DAB+ unit.
Went to Halfords and the new aerial that was available attaches to the left of the windscreen, I have a LHD Westie and obviously do not want it on the left but on the right.
Can you just mount the 'sticky' aerial upside down on the right instead.

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Re: DAB Aerial

Postby irishkeet » 05 Nov 2017, 21:23

nobbyfox wrote:I want to replace my radio with a nice shiny DAB+ unit.
Went to Halfords and the new aerial that was available attaches to the left of the windscreen, I have a LHD Westie and obviously do not want it on the left but on the right.
Can you just mount the 'sticky' aerial upside down on the right instead.

Thanks
Steve


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I got this one and its mounted inside behind the dash, didnt expect much but its a great signal :mrgreen:
http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fitting-accessories/sonichi-magnetic-roof-mount-dab-antenna
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Re: DAB Aerial

Postby captain Byrne » 06 Nov 2017, 08:04

irishkeet wrote:I got this one and its mounted inside behind the dash, didnt expect much but its a great signal :mrgreen:
http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fitting-accessories/sonichi-magnetic-roof-mount-dab-antenna

When you say behind the dash, is it lying horizontally? I can't see how you'd get it fitted upright.
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Re: DAB Aerial

Postby irishkeet » 06 Nov 2017, 21:47

captain Byrne wrote:
irishkeet wrote:I got this one and its mounted inside behind the dash, didnt expect much but its a great signal :mrgreen:
http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fitting-accessories/sonichi-magnetic-roof-mount-dab-antenna

When you say behind the dash, is it lying horizontally? I can't see how you'd get it fitted upright.


yep sorry horizontally its not very long
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Re: DAB Aerial

Postby JeffRoo » 08 Nov 2017, 19:45

Hi Nobbyfox
I have that aerial but I’m RIght hand drive. It did say in the fitting instructions that it can indeed be fitted upside down on the rh side of the windscreen. No problem with reception which surprised me as I don’t even get mobile signal to well where I live in Somerset.
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Re: DAB Aerial

Postby tonytech » 09 Nov 2017, 14:49

I had (the van is no more) a similar aerial, I unscrewed the aerial from its base and added a right angle bracket.
Magnetic base sticks to the A pillar, great reception.
http://www.pbase.com/tonytech/image/163024783

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Re: DAB Aerial

Postby irishkeet » 12 Nov 2017, 17:10

not the best photo but the aerial at the bottom of the A-pillar, above & behind the glove box.
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Re: DAB Aerial

Postby nobbyfox » 13 Nov 2017, 08:09

Thank you all for your replies. Most helpful.
If I get a spare weekend (running the kids about for dance or rugby) I will purchase one soon and have a play.

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