FM & DAB radio aerials
DAB (Digital) radios have become more accessible to UK households since their launch nearly 10 years ago and in contrast to FM radio, provide crystal clear reception when receiving a quality digital signal.
An important point to note for DAB reception in Pembrokeshire (and many coastal areas or valleys) is that signal is fairly weak, meaning additional equipment is required in some areas to guarantee a decent broadcast.
Good quality DAB or FM aerials can be installed independently or attached to your existing aerial mast. Directional (for use in weak signal areas) and Omni-Directional aerials are available.
Although not ‘set in stone’ just yet, the government plans to end the FM broadcast by around 2015, meaning radio users will need to prepare for receiving digital signals, just as we did for the recent TV Digital Switchover.
TIP: If you’re considering buying a DAB radio in the near future, it is advisable to look for one with a detachable antenna that would enable connection to an outdoor aerial if required.
With the relocation of numerous departments within the Dyfed Powys Police Force, VHF and TETRA communication antennas needed to be moved or replaced. From Feb – Sept 2011, 1a Aerials carried out a number of installations including an interesting day at the helicopter air support unit.
- crystal clear digital radio
- directional for weak signal
- detachable antennas