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#1 propw4sh

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

I can't find anything in the manual about DAB service on the radio (61 plate new-shape Focus Zetec). I have found and enabled the DAB service through the menu and I get the DAB Symbols and can receive DAB info on the stations.

My question is about search and tuning: If I search when in DAB mode it skips through the FM frequencies as normal. Surely there must be a menu list of digital stations instead of tuning? Or is that not how this DAB works?

Thanks for any advice - I'm a DAB newbie!!!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

Mate I had same issue and was gonna book it in but keep playing and it will work - its all about going on DAB stn and press right bottom button I think it is and eventually will find ? Any probs let me kno and will go through it on my car

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:29 AM

Cheers dude - I'll have a play later.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

Don't select the 'DAB link' option as this will switch between DAB and FM when the signal/coverage fluctuates. This gives more annoying drop outs then when you lose the digital signal alone.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:57 PM

i have purchased the Ford DAB stereo and have purchased the bits to make it fit and just need the time and some dry weather to do it now. fingers crossed i will get it sorted over the weekend.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:43 PM

Cheers dude - I'll have a play later.

My DAB link very rarely goes to FM , go for the DAB as quality of sound alot better I find !

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

My DAB link very rarely goes to FM , go for the DAB as quality of sound alot better I find !


Prob depends where you are in the country and I guess over time coverage will improve

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:43 AM

Hi, must as mine never goes to FM, although I rarely drive out of town these days. Went to Tun Wells the other day though and it held onto the station fine. Is DAB actually running at full strength because I thought it wasn't and maybe the signal varies from transmitter to transmitter, the same as digital TV?
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

All sorted and working fine, although not too many DAB stations up here in Inverness!!!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:23 PM

not picking up too many DAB stations here in the Midlands either.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

not picking up too many DAB stations here in the Midlands either.

I am in Birmingham and pick up loads ?

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