Radio Aerials – DAB aerials

Radio Aerials - DAB aerials Radio Aerials - DAB aerials - Aerials for radio   Radio Aerials - DAB aerials are aerials for radio transmission.  When installing a radio aerial - DAB aerial it is advisable to use a good quality and branded aerial. This will guarantee that the aerial will be of good construction and therefore better performance. Excellent signal is key to recieving the best quality radio aerial reception, a faulty radio aerial could create hissing and distortion on FM, and breakup or lose reception on DAB digital radio. It is advised to use a directional FM radio aerial - DAB aerial rather than an omnidirectional type (often called a 'halo' due to their shape). Omnidirectional aerials are most commonly fitted as they are easy to install, however there are disadvantages. Omnidirectional aerials recieve signal from all around the compass but aren't very powerful.  When comparing the two, directional radio aerials bring in more signal from the transmitter that they point at and are less likely to provide a weak signal or hissy reception.  These are strongly recommended as omnidirectional radio aerials are also more prone to gritty sounding distortion from the multipaths that are picked up.  Always ensure the aerial is correctly aligned and has the right polarisation (elements vertical or horizontal) as well as being mounted securely.  It is also advisable to choose an aerial which includes a balun matching device if you are near a main road - this will reduce any interference from passing traffic.  When mounting the aerial outdoors it needs to be as high as possible: the FM radio network in the UK is designed to be received in stereo on outdoor aerials. Loft aerials only work well if signals are strong and the loft is free of clutter. Aerials inside the housegenerally  perform badly by comparison [...]