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I just had Sirius installed and I'm confused


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#1 of 5 Brian Elwood

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Posted August 30 2005 - 03:39 AM

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???
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#2 of 5 Robert*S

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Posted August 30 2005 - 12:00 PM

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 of 5 Brian Elwood

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Posted September 08 2005 - 04:37 AM

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signal meter in your unit
do I have this? is it a common thing in a headunit??
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#4 of 5 mylan

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Posted September 08 2005 - 04:52 AM

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

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Posted September 09 2005 - 10:02 AM

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

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.xmfanstor...php?id=repeater






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