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#558066 - 05/02/19 02:57 PM DAB antenna q
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Afternoon all,

Is there a DAB aerial/antenna available that will fit behind the dash (i.e. with the stereo and all the wiring gubbins) without needing to be routed somewhere?

I ask as most antenna I have seen are screen mounted which won't work with the heating elements, and I don't want anything visible from the inside ideally. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

If not I shall use the DAB radio app on my phone via Bluetooth instead cheers
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#558068 - 05/02/19 03:21 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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Do you have an FM/AM car aerial used in conjunction with FM/DAB radio?

If so there are various splitters on the market which offer an amplified DAB aerial signal. Power for this can come from radio itself depending on model or the main radio 12 volt feed.
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#558071 - 05/02/19 03:37 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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Thanks Richard.

I have a main FM/AM aerial from the Aero, the Headunit is an Alpine and has two inputs, FM/AM and DAB.

I am off to Halfords now to pickup another adaptor, whilst there I will see if they have anything suitable as I am not entirely sure which one is best.


Edited by NickCW (05/02/19 03:37 PM)
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#558073 - 05/02/19 04:04 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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eBay are a good source for these adaptors. I bought mine in advance of Sony radio which required an external 12 volt feed (powered aerial feed on radio loom is useful supply).

Later found there was a dedicated Sony adaptor available which the radio could power itself if so configured on setup menu. Just ensured this was turned off and had it wired as suggested above. All wiring hidden of course.

One caveat - ensure the adaptor is pre-wired with plug to match DAB aerial connector on radio - there are two or three variants although tiny aerial adaptors are available.
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#558084 - 05/02/19 04:40 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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Thanks Richard,

Just searching on Amazon now as Halfords don't do them.
Trying to work out the correct one is a minefield though as I have no idea what the relevant dab connectors are called, or whether or not the Aero has an "amplified" aerial?


Edited by NickCW (05/02/19 06:12 PM)
Edit Reason: Autocorrect - is not correct!
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#558090 - 05/02/19 05:04 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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Someone posted about the 12V splitter on this forum only a few weeks ago

I’ll try and find the link
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#558091 - 05/02/19 05:09 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/554143/Re:__Fitting_a_radio_and_lugga#Post554143

Check out the post by Teknome
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#558100 - 05/02/19 05:39 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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I had an alpine head unit fitted to mine, the standard leccy aerial was used for dab reception as well as AM / FM, all worked fine
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#558101 - 05/02/19 06:06 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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Originally Posted By NickCW
Thanks Richard,

Just searching on Amazon now as Halfords don't do them.
Trying to workout the correct one is a minefield though as I have no idea what the relevant dab connectors are called, or whether or not the Aero has an "amplified" aerial?


Nick, have forgotten the names of likely connectors but one is a push fit to radio and the other a small screw thread. I had to buy a tiny adaptor as my lead came with screw type.

BTW the DAB amplifier is within the splitter and nothing to do with OE Aero fit.
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#558113 - 05/02/19 07:15 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: Stewart S]
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Originally Posted By Stewart S
http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/554143/Re:__Fitting_a_radio_and_lugga#Post554143

Check out the post by Teknome


Thanks Stewart!
Do you happen to know which of the 5 listed below is correct? Ideally I was hoping for one that is powered from the head unit as I believe you can get?

https://www.dabonwheels.co.uk/product-category/dab-car-aerials/dab-aerial-converters/

Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Originally Posted By NickCW
Thanks Richard,

Just searching on Amazon now as Halfords don't do them.
Trying to workout the correct one is a minefield though as I have no idea what the relevant dab connectors are called, or whether or not the Aero has an "amplified" aerial?


Nick, have forgotten the names of likely connectors but one is a push fit to radio and the other a small screw thread. I had to buy a tiny adaptor as my lead came with screw type.

BTW the DAB amplifier is within the splitter and nothing to do with OE Aero fit.


Thanks Richard, good to know I can adapt if necessary!
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#558142 - 05/02/19 08:59 PM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
Michael P Offline

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I glued the DAB antenna to a piece of polycarbonate and screwed it to the back of the dashboard. Works and nothing to see grin2
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#558195 - 06/02/19 09:01 AM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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Alpine, at least in Italy, markets 2 splitters for the VW Golf 6 and 7. The part numbers are KAE-DAB1G6 and KAE-DAB1G7.

Both use a Calearo splitter 7562029 which I can't find on the Calearo site. The VW antenna adaptor would probably not be required but you would still need some form of cable adaptor.
Instructions can be downloaded here. Whether or not the cable from the active splitter to the radio is useful would depend on the configuration of the cable input on the radio.

This led me to find the Calearo AM-FM/DAB-DAB+ ACTIVE SPLITTER - P/N 7561004
https://www.calearo.com/en/products/antennas/am-fm-dab-dab-active-splitter-7561004
Data sheet here.

You would still need the correct cables to connect the radio to the splitter and the input from the FM antenna.
https://www.calearo.com/en/products/antennas-adapters

There are a couple of Re-sellers in the UK.
http://antenna-products.com/
http://www.celsusgroup.eu/
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#558227 - 06/02/19 11:33 AM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: NickCW]
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To update and hopefully help anyone in the future I have spoken to a car audio specialist and he had advised that an Autoleads PC6-536 is the correct lead for me.

This has the correct adaptor from the old aerial input which is a Male DIN, to the newer ISO style. It also has the correct DAB connection to the Alpine stereo, as well as a power source which connects into the Alpine loom via a push fit connection for power.

When it arrives I shall update if its works!
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#558228 - 06/02/19 11:36 AM Re: DAB antenna q [Re: Gambalunga]
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Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Alpine, at least in Italy, markets 2 splitters for the VW Golf 6 and 7. The part numbers are KAE-DAB1G6 and KAE-DAB1G7.

Both use a Calearo splitter 7562029 which I can't find on the Calearo site. The VW antenna adaptor would probably not be required but you would still need some form of cable adaptor.
Instructions can be downloaded here. Whether or not the cable from the active splitter to the radio is useful would depend on the configuration of the cable input on the radio.

This led me to find the Calearo AM-FM/DAB-DAB+ ACTIVE SPLITTER - P/N 7561004
https://www.calearo.com/en/products/antennas/am-fm-dab-dab-active-splitter-7561004
Data sheet here.

You would still need the correct cables to connect the radio to the splitter and the input from the FM antenna.
https://www.calearo.com/en/products/antennas-adapters

There are a couple of Re-sellers in the UK.
http://antenna-products.com/
http://www.celsusgroup.eu/



Thanks Peter, a lot of useful information there. cheers
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