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Old 28-11-2010, 18:11   #1
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What Are the Geographic Limits of Sirius / XM Radio Reception ?

Debating on putting Sirius radio on my next boat.

I have been as far south as Honduras and it worked fine.

Has anyone been further south?

How about east? Will it work in Bermuda?

I don't think there is a European satellite radio, or is there?
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Old 29-11-2010, 06:17   #2
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Both Sirius & XM Satellite* radio are intended (and licenced) to provide service to only North America.
Siruis utilizes inclined elliptical geosynchronous orbiting satellites, which provide a larger coverage area than XM’s geostationary satellites.
Neither system actually “turns off” their up-down link at the equator ~ the satellites just lose their line-of-site.

Notwithstanding, as currently configured, Sirius is generally available through Mexico & Pueto Rico, while XM has an even smaller footprint. Both should be available in Bermuda.

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Old 29-11-2010, 08:33   #3
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