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Old 23-06-2017   #1
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Unconnect DAB reception?

Hi folks,

Had my x290 ducato since late last year, latest spec euro6

Was told the dab aerial is attached to the roof aerial not mirror.
On looking at mirror connections this could be correct.

However, reception is diabolical, drops out all the time.

So I pulled the unit out, stuck a dma-1006 mag mount dab aerial from dab on wheels, in the back,

I would say approx 90% better, BUT still drops out too often

So, purchased a dra-6001 (again from dab on wheels) roof mounted, amplified unit on,

Back to being worse as original!!

Dab on wheels want to test the aerial, no issues there.

My old 2012 ducato had same amplified unit fitted albeit to a kenwood head unit, never dropping signal unless in Scottish mountains or Cumbria/lakes.


Is it possible if anyone knows, could it be the Uconnect unit just being rubbish?

Not liking an amplified signal?
Dab firmware update? (Fiat garage at service didn't even check tyre pressures never mind looking at firmware!)

How many channels do they receive or hold or should they?
Mine seems to find either 47 or hardly any when I search, 47 being in a good 360 view area

Anyone else had issues similar?


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