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Old 09-29-2002, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default 20+ second dropouts

I've got a question: Every so often, my Kenwood receiver will lose the Sirius signal for a minimum of 20 seconds. This has happened in areas with a clear view of the sky & no bridges, trees, or road signs to block the signal.

Any idea as to why this happens?
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Old 09-29-2002, 10:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: 20+ second dropouts

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Any idea as to why this happens?
Does this happen consistently? If so, does the audio resume if you switch channels?

I had this happen once about two months ago, but it hasn't repeated itself. Switching channels forced the audio to resume.

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I don't have a Kenwood but use the Jensen. I have found that if you change channels quite often and close togeather A slight pause may take place to build a new menu and aquire signal and or text. Then things return to normal.
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:38 PM   #4
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Default nope, it's not a buffer problem...

Nope, it's not a buffer problem. I'm used to the having the 4-second buffer fill when I change the channel. When these 20+ second dropouts occur, I've left the receiver on one station for more than 10 minutes. Also, I have a clear view of the sky for at least 2 minutes before this long dropout occurs. (BTW, I have reported this to Sirius.)

One more thing: I have to give Sirius credit. For the past couple of days, most of the trouble tickets I've logged regarding dropouts seem to have been fixed. There's still one area where the signal dies consistently, but I think this might be due to another RF source in this area.

When I first subscribed, there were a couple of weeks were everything seemed to work flawlessly. After that, I started to notice the dropouts. So, I'm going to give it a week before I log a ticket with Sirius to tell them that things have improved. Just in case the same situation is happening again.
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Old 10-10-2002, 10:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: 20+ second dropouts

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I've got a question: Every so often, my Kenwood receiver will lose the Sirius signal for a minimum of 20 seconds. This has happened in areas with a clear view of the sky & no bridges, trees, or road signs to block the signal.

Any idea as to why this happens?
Mr. Bobcat. You are not alone my friend, so dont you fear! I have made repeated attempts to inform Sirius of this Sirius problem, and so far no one has responded!
They just dont seem to care! Oh well! Let them figure it out!
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Default for the most part, their signal is pretty good here...

XMUfan:

Out here, I'd have to say Sirius' signal is good about 98 percent of the time. I see problems with the signal penetrating tree cover during my normal commute. Also, there are a couple of areas where there may be an additional RF source that causes the receiver to briefly lose the signal.

I've reported the problems to Sirius. When there are enough factory-installed radios driving through these problem areas, they'll have to fix the problems we're seeing.
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Default Re: for the most part, their signal is pretty good here...

Your're damn right they will have to fix those! In fact it should have been fixed before July.
The other night I had my Sirius with me and I swear to God there was a 30 to 40 second dropout!!! Complete silence while the unit said "acquiring signal". I looked up in the sky and saw nothing! No trees, no clouds, no buildings! Just the stars!
Trust me though, those goofy engineers over at corporate will really be seeing stars after I bonk them over the head with my crowbar!! Those punks!
Cant I just turn the clock back to May? Not only was my life so much better, but so was Sirius' stupid signal!
GOOFBALLS!
Haaaa, the good ole days...... May 2002!
Yep.... there it is!
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