I just had Sirius installed and I'm confused

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  1. Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood Stunt Coordinator

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    Why can I get perfect reception in a closed garage OR as I found out this morning, why can I get it in the 2nd story underground parking ramp.

    Confused???
     
  2. Robert*S

    Robert*S Stunt Coordinator

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    My guess is that you are not getting the signal from the satellite, you are picking up the signal from a terrestrial (sp?) repeater. Check the signal meter in your unit, and it will tell you whether you are picking up the satellites or a repeater.
    It is not unusual to get a signal in some tunnels and garages. The weirdest place I got a signal was in a tunnel underwater. I also had cell phone coverage in the same tunnel.
     
  3. Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood Stunt Coordinator

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    do I have this? is it a common thing in a headunit??
     
  4. mylan

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    Makes me wonder if I can install XM in my house without aiming the antenna outside?
     
  5. DaveBB

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    Depends on where you live. If there are terrestrial repeaters by you, then you're okay. But if not you'll have to position the antenna so it can "see" the south sky.

    They do sell a repeater kit if your XM radio will be in a spot where you can't get a signal.

    http://www.xmfanstore.com/showproduct.php?id=repeater
     

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