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Old 08-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #15
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I've been using my SIRIUS radio in Canada for 3 years without a roof mounted antenna. Just push into a corner of the dash and the reception is fine.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:44 PM   #16
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OK folks. Thanks for all the suggestions...as usual, this forum and the folks on it are helpful beyond description.

I installed the little portable radio in the coach today. No problem mounting it on top of the dash...easy to see and reach. I ran the cable for the antenna down under the dash cover, across the flat portion of the dash to the center pillar. I hid the wire under the plastic trim on the pillar, ran it into the rear of the TV compartment and over to the right overhead. I placed the magnetic antenna on the metal shelf in that compartment as far forward as I could get it. I found the coach radio antenna wire connected to a small metal cube near the back-up monitor...some sort of signal amplifier???....I installed the Sirius FM Direct gizmo at that point.

We took a little coach exercise/shopping trip today and the radio works fantastic..strong signal, no static, excellent sound quality. I always had 3 signal bars no matter which direction I was headed. Will be interesting to see if I lose the signal when headed dead north farther north of the Mason-Dixon line.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:35 PM   #17
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It'll probably do OK. XM Satellites are Geosynchronous across the equator, where Sirus are in a figure '8' pattern (I should know the proper name..), so they don't suffer from shadowing to the south, anthough come with other issues at times.
Here is a cute little page the splains' the two better than I.
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