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Nzoner
12-27-2006, 03:16 PM
Anyone else have one of these?

I just got mine set-up but am having problems getting a signal.I put the antenna in an open window with a screen and still nothing.

I finally had to move the antenna outside and it's working fine now but I don't want to have to put the antenna outside everytime I want to listen.

I guess my question is threefold,does anyone else have one of these,have you had problems getting a signal,is there anything you can do to get a signal without leaving the unit outside?

StcChief
12-27-2006, 03:19 PM
Connector for antenna is what?

Check with Radio Shack this can't be a new problem.... Or Google it.

Will likely have to have an outside antenna Dish connection.

Seem to remember service for Sirius on Dishnet/Directtv

slappyhappy
12-27-2006, 03:27 PM
I have to do the same with my sirius receiver. I havn't found a better way to do it except pointing it to the south.

WilliamTheIrish
12-27-2006, 05:56 PM
Joe, I'm glad you brought this up. I have had Sirius for about 6 months now. It's a Starmate radio that never leaves the car.

I have been contemplating getting the Boombox and had not made the purchase because I was worried about the issue you raised in this thread.

Here is the message board for technical Q/A Sirius Backstage (http://www.siriusbackstage.com/)

Hope this helps.

BTW, I just want to say that since I spent the $ on this radio medium, I'm NEVER going back to terrestrial radio.

I love it.

Crashride
12-27-2006, 05:57 PM
Put it in a screened porch if you got one

Bob Dole
12-27-2006, 06:02 PM
Wonder if it has anything to do with the metal shell, or whether it's a common issue...

Bob Dole's car loses the signal under the awning at the ATM.

Baconeater
12-27-2006, 06:02 PM
That steel building you live in may be complicating things.

Baconeater
12-27-2006, 06:02 PM
Wonder if it has anything to do with the metal shell, or whether it's a common issue...
:cuss:

stevieray
12-27-2006, 06:05 PM
BTW, I just want to say that since I spent the $ on this radio medium, I'm NEVER going back to terrestrial radio.

I love it.


interesting...I've been thinking about getting it for my van...

Bob Dole
12-27-2006, 06:14 PM
interesting...I've been thinking about getting it for my van...

Bob Dole didn't give it Sirius consideration until the new car came with a 6 month subscription. It was nice being able to listen to the games on the drive to MO last Sunday.

stevieray
12-27-2006, 06:15 PM
Bob Dole didn't give it Sirius consideration until the new car came with a 6 month subscription. It was nice being able to listen to the games on the drive to MO last Sunday.

Elvis has his own channel, IIRC.

Bob Dole
12-27-2006, 06:23 PM
Elvis has his own channel, IIRC.

Channel 13, broadcasting live from Graceland.

1adam1238
12-27-2006, 06:26 PM
I have had it for 2 years now. I love it. I don't have the boom box but I have a JVC hooked to a stereo in my house. I don't even have my antenna in a window and it picks up great. My car receiver skips out at times.

Howard Rules!!!!!

HonestChieffan
12-27-2006, 06:33 PM
I have boom box for XM and no probs

Nzoner
12-27-2006, 07:06 PM
I have to do the same with my sirius receiver. I havn't found a better way to do it except pointing it to the south.

Yeah,I talked to a buddy of mine with XM and he brought that up as well.It's working great right now although the antenna is in between the screen and the window and the window is closed as far as I can get it still leaving a crack which isn't going to be good when it finally gets real cold.

Nzoner
12-27-2006, 07:07 PM
Joe, I'm glad you brought this up. I have had Sirius for about 6 months now. It's a Starmate radio that never leaves the car.

I have been contemplating getting the Boombox and had not made the purchase because I was worried about the issue you raised in this thread.

Here is the message board for technical Q/A Sirius Backstage (http://www.siriusbackstage.com/)

Hope this helps.

BTW, I just want to say that since I spent the $ on this radio medium, I'm NEVER going back to terrestrial radio.

I love it.

Thanks,and I absolutely agree I'm never going back again.

Nzoner
12-27-2006, 07:09 PM
Wonder if it has anything to do with the metal shell, or whether it's a common issue...

Bob Dole's car loses the signal under the awning at the ATM.

The buddy I'm playing cards with tonight is all but a whiz when it comes to these issues,he assured me we'll get something permanent done,we'll discuss it further later tonight.

Al Bundy
12-27-2006, 08:26 PM
I have had a boombox for my sirius for almost 2 years now and I have taken it on the road with me and have always gotten an excellent signal.

Cochise
12-27-2006, 08:58 PM
I don't have any useful advice to offer, but at work someone has a little XM antenna sitting on top of their cubicle, and they don't sit near a window either. I think there might be a way to make it work.

Shamrock
12-27-2006, 10:00 PM
Anyone else have one of these?

I just got mine set-up but am having problems getting a signal.I put the antenna in an open window with a screen and still nothing.

I finally had to move the antenna outside and it's working fine now but I don't want to have to put the antenna outside everytime I want to listen.

I guess my question is threefold,does anyone else have one of these,have you had problems getting a signal,is there anything you can do to get a signal without leaving the unit outside?

I have a boombox too, but rarely use it for just that problem.

I have to hang the antenna out a South facing window for it to work.

Redcoats58
12-27-2006, 10:18 PM
I have a starmate also but I bought the home kit. I currently have it hooked up in my house but what I did is use the antenna that goes on the car instead of the one that came with the home kit because the one that goes to the car seems to be alot more powerful and you don't have t point it in any direction. Just set it into a window sill.

If you don't mind spending about $20 bucks for an extra antenna that would probably work well for you.

Extra car antenna link (http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-accessories-sirius-antennas-c-231_232.html?osCsid=ab87f739ab44bbd81e184e9dcfa36ead)

Well I just tested the car antenna away from the window and its working like a champ.

Bob Dole
12-28-2006, 06:03 PM
Since the topic is fresh and Bob Dole just spent almost 6 hours listening to 124: Could someone please stab Adam Schein in the throat?

It's pronounced TiTans...not Tie-Uns, dipshit. Good Christ...you make your living on the radio. Learn how to speak.

And if "Brandon in Missouri" is reading this: STOP CALLING IN EVERY ****ING DAY AND JUST CALL THE OTHER 3 PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THE DETROIT LIONS DIRECTLY.

whoppy
12-28-2006, 06:41 PM
i just got the stiletto 100 and couldnt be happier
reception totally relies on where u live and if u have repeaters around ur city

xm has better reception than sirius @ the moment

but i knew that when i bought it
this has wifi for indoors which is awesome


sirius is the shit

stern nfl nba nascar and alt nation

i need no mas!

Nzoner
12-28-2006, 07:06 PM
Since the topic is fresh and Bob Dole just spent almost 6 hours listening to 124: Could someone please stab Adam Schein in the throat?

It's pronounced TiTans...not Tie-Uns, dipshit. Good Christ...you make your living on the radio. Learn how to speak.

And if "Brandon in Missouri" is reading this: STOP CALLING IN EVERY ****ING DAY AND JUST CALL THE OTHER 3 PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THE DETROIT LIONS DIRECTLY.

So did you catch Bam-Bam the trucker from Missouri today and his bit about the chicks driving up beside him and flashing him?

Good stuff.

Bob Dole
12-28-2006, 07:41 PM
So did you catch Bam-Bam the trucker from Missouri today and his bit about the chicks driving up beside him and flashing him?

Good stuff.

Managed to miss Bam-Bam somehow.

Listened from about 11am until 5:15pm with the exception of 45 minutes or so. Caught the doofus from Canada that they declared "the dumbest call in 3 years".

Nzoner
12-28-2006, 07:46 PM
Managed to miss Bam-Bam somehow.

Listened from about 11am until 5:15pm with the exception of 45 minutes or so. Caught the doofus from Canada that they declared "the dumbest call in 3 years".

I missed that,must've been around the time my antenna started focking up again.

Bob Dole
12-28-2006, 07:52 PM
I missed that,must've been around the time my antenna started focking up again.

Somewhere just north of Mena, so it was 3:30ish probably.

Ash
12-28-2006, 08:48 PM
Yeah,I talked to a buddy of mine with XM and he brought that up as well.It's working great right now although the antenna is in between the screen and the window and the window is closed as far as I can get it still leaving a crack which isn't going to be good when it finally gets real cold.


I have had the boom box for a year I was a howard stern fan and followed him over as soon as he annoced the deal with sirius.I ran the antena outside from day one and never have had many issues with it.You may need to buy a seperate antena for when you want to leave your house with the boom box.Runing the antena ouitside is the only way really not to have issues with it.