Sirius through AUX port

steves

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As a side note, I read this morning that Sirius topped 3 million subscribers for December 05. Looks like they will probably be able to make it now.
 

Boludo

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You keep the antenna inside or did you stick it outside through the rear tail light? I don't think I want to do that so I would want to be able to keep it on my dash. I've heard that it still works fine.
 

jhromy

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[quote name='QWIKWHIP'][quote name='steves']As a side note, I read this morning that Sirius topped 3 million subscribers for December 05.  Looks like they will probably be able to make it now.[/quote]



I helped contribute to that. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />[/quote]



me too...well the gf bought the radio for me...but i pay the subscription fee
 

jhromy

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[quote name='Boludo']You keep the antenna inside or did you stick it outside through the rear tail light?  I don't think I want to do that so I would want to be able to keep it on my dash.  I've heard that it still works fine.[/quote]





right now i have it inside, I am going to have it outside the truck on top of the rear taillight when the weather gets warmer. I have it stuck to the window defroster grill with double side tape.
 

steves

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I think that geographic location also has an effect on how well the satellite radio works.



Satellite radio uses the 2.3GHz S band in North America, and generally shares the 1.4GHz L band with local Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) stations elsewhere. It is a type of direct broadcast satellite, and is strong enough that it requires no satellite dish to receive. Curvature of the Earth limits the reach of the signal, but due to the high orbit of the satellites, two or three are usually sufficient to provide coverage for an entire continent.



Local repeaters similar to broadcast translator boosters enable signals to be available even if the view of the satellite is blocked, for example, by skyscrapers in a large town. Major tunnels can also have repeaters. This method also allows local programming to be transmitted such as traffic and weather in major metropolitan areas, though this is not yet implemented.



Interesting side note on sattelite radio for the canuks: In its decision, the CRTC required the following conditions from the satellite radio licensees:



A minimum of 8 channels must be produced in Canada and for each Canadian channel 9 foreign channels can be broadcast.

At least 85% of the content on the Canadian-produced channels (whether musical or spoken word) must be Canadian.

At least 25% of the Canadian channels must be French-language stations.

At least 25% of the music aired on the Canadian channels must be new Canadian music.

At least 25% of the music played on the Canadian channels must be from up-and-coming Canadian artists.
 

steves

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So my point to this post Boludo, is that reception will likely vary on where you are located.



Since Romy is in central Jersey, he's right in the sweet spot for satellite coverage, and there are likely local repeaters to up the signal in spots it may be weak because of obstructions.
 

steves

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Just checking since I'm not sure where you are.



I'm thinking romy means he's going to place it over the center brake light in the spring?
 

jhromy

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[quote name='steves']Just checking since I'm not sure where you are.



I'm thinking romy means he's going to place it over the center brake light in the spring?[/quote]





yes i am going to place the antenna over the brake light in the spring.
 

Marc

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I have mine wired through the aux port and it is louder than the radio. IT seems that some people are having volume issues, and others are not.
 
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