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Old 22-09-2014, 10:56   #1
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Sirius FM radio advice.

I just removed a Sirius fm radio, from a car i just traded. The local audio guy said he could install it . I do still have a subscription.
Question do i need a special rail mounted antenna ?? I have a Morgan 384
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Old 22-09-2014, 11:38   #2
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Re: Sirius FM radio advice.

Probably you do need an outdoor antenna. I find satellite radio very unreliable when the antenna is below decks.
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Old 22-09-2014, 12:18   #3
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Re: Sirius FM radio advice.

I've had Sirius on board for a couple of years using a Terk Sirius marine antenna on the stern rail. I get excellent reception in Florida with virtually no interruptions in signal. I don't think an indoor antenna will work very well since I can block the signal just by placing my hand a couple of inches above the antenna.
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Re: Sirius FM radio advice.

TSS radio will sell you all you need. You will end up with the marine antenna. Mount it where it will be out of the way, of course, but no obstructions above it, either. Will you be going strictly music or adding the XM Weather overlay?

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Re: Sirius FM radio advice.

I went to the TSS site , They do not seem to have a rail mount clamp for the antenna. I'll need to mount it on my stern rail some 15 feet from the radio head. so i'll need wire , a antenna , and a rain mount clamp .
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The guy came to connect the XM radio today. I have the antenna just need a rail mount. I'll drill the stainless rail and fish the wire. Sounds really nice.
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XM Radio no weather over lay way to much $$$$$$$$ I'll do with just the music..
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I mounted a Sirius car antenna on a self in the vee berth 12' or so ahead of the mast. Has worked great for 10 years on the great lakes.
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I just removed a Sirius fm radio, from a car i just traded. The local audio guy said he could install it . I do still have a subscription.
Question do i need a special rail mounted antenna ?? I have a Morgan 384
You might be able to pay for the antenna and rail mount and wiring by installing the radio yourself. I don't know how many of us have done so, it is pretty easy with the instruction manuals. A few wires to power, four or eight for the speakers and you're done.

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The radio guy from the local audio store came today. The unit is mounted just below my navigation station . Radio Looks ok no wire showing..
I'll route the antenna wire from the nav station under the long rear birth and up thru 2 lockers to the deck than inside the SS rail and right in back of the davits so it will never be in the way !
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Re: Sirius FM radio advice.

If you're anywhere near a truck stop you can get a rail mount truck antenna. All one piece. Wilson Electronics makes a good one. Or order the marine antenna from TSS, and get a rail mount from West Marine.

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