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Unable to receive DAB stations

I got this tuner (Sony ST-D777ES) some time ago. At first it worked ok, not great but that was pobably due to the reception (not all stations could be received well). Now I moved to a new area, but scanning at first using the wire antenna, got stuck at 12D. So I bouht an external antenna for both digital TV and DAB. Scanning went smoothly now, but absolutely no stations were received! Whatever I did, no matter how often I scanned, nothing was stored. I have a small DAB in the kitchen and that scans lightning fast and received all the channels perfectly fine, but this sony unit just doesn't seem to receive anything. After scanning DAB and FM, all I have is all the FM channels. When I switch to DAB and turn the knob to dial in to another station, it simply says there are no presets. Does anyone know what this problem may be? DO I need to reset the unit to factory settings somehow? can anyone tell me how I do that? Or is it just broken and needs servicing?

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