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DAB Radio Scan

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by phil barker, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. phil barker

    phil barker Senior Member

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    During longer trips I like to listen to more relaxing music such as ClassicFM, JazzFM for example.
    At home on my DAB radio I came across a new radio station Scala Radio.

    Try as I might for some reason I cannot get the DAB tuner in the car to tune to this station.
    I have tried finding it in the station list, the in-car radio manual and using the search facility, still nothing. Station Not Found is what comes up
    Does anyone know how to get the radio to scan or search for this station?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    You should be able to get the car to do a scan for new channels and if it's there it should find it.... Unless it is a DAB+ channel as you might only have a DAB receiver in your W212 :(
     
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    I've just tried it on mine, and it's there
     
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    phil barker

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    Thanks. DAB+ could be the answer then. Not certain but JazzFM is DAB+ and it gets that.
    How do I get the car to do a scan for new channels?
     
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    Without "RTFM" I don't know what you need to do for a scan. My aftermarket nextbase is really simple, press menu, then autoscan but that won't help you with yours.
     
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    Don't think you need to scan, they should be already there in alphabetic order
     
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    Not there. I wonder why?
     
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    I believe older cars had a limit of 100 DAB stations and can’t display more than this on the basis that Mercedes never expected there to be more than this. I also think there was a firmware update which corrected this. Perhaps someone (@Alfie ?) can confirm this.
     
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    According to the Scala site they broadcast - If you have a digital radio in your car, Scala Radio is available on block 11A in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Scotland. Try manual DAB tuning ?
     
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    different car but my merc has two double arrows at the bottom of the screen, you scroll down to there and press comand knob, then its scans the current multiplex, another press u scan the next etc. Depending upon where you are, you may get lots of stuff (or nothing.... if out in the sticks)

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    Thank you all for your input and suggestions
    I've tried them all but still no Scala Radio, I can't even get it to do a rescan or delete a station. Maybe it is a firmware issue.
     

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