Me experiences with the D-link USB radio
OK, this weekend I took the plunge and wired in the D-link USB radio to use with Confused's radio skin and radiator within MediaCar.
I had the PC out of the car and on the bench, installed radiator, as I had Garry's latest skins, everything else worked fine. I saved several stations tested MediaCar functionality, all seemed fine.
Next I cut into my aerial lead just behind the HU and plit it in two, sent one to the HU and one up to the glove compartment for the D-Link. HU functioned fine, tested for signal, tuning etc all ok.
Installed the D-link into a 4 port HUB behind the glove compartment, attached the aerial lead (phono connector fitted) and sent the audio down a screened cable back to to the PC in the boot.
Hmm, how dissapointed was I, very poor reception and engine whine.
Now me thinks that the engine whine could be fixed by building the D-link into a metal project box and I have such a thing ready for next week, but what about the poor reception, has everyone else had this problem?
I seem to remember several threads regarding the radio reception quality.