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Old 02-27-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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I have a Panasonic head unit with a Panasonic Sirius receiver. I believe the model number is SRT-100. I am using the roof mount antenna made by Terk. This is the older style setup with the dual coaxial cables on the antenna. I used this setup for about 5 months with no problems. I went away for a few months, so I cancelled the subscription. I never uninstalled the system. I then went to reactivate my Sirius account, and am now having problems. The head unit will only say "Aquiring Signal". I waited for about 15 minutes and it still said the same thing. Does this sound like a defective antenna? What else would the problem be? Thanks for any advice.
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:03 AM   #2
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When you reactivated, was your radio on? Only other thing I can suggest is having them send another signal (with the receiver on) to seeif it picks it up.

Also, double check your connections and your antenna.
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I actually did call Sirius about the problem. They sent out a signal to my receiver and it did not receive anything. They told me it most likely was a bad antenna. I think I will double check all my connections. If that doesnt work, I guess I will have to try replacing the antenna.
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:32 AM   #4
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I don't know if the dual cable antennas are the same as the single cable antennas, but this worked for me. My work truck after 1 day of use would constantly show "no antenna detected", I had never had this problem in my personal truck with a different car kit (even after using it 2 weeks). What I did was the single connector antennas have a 2nd ring inside, cut into 6 separate sections. Today, I just put a bit of pressure on each of the sections with a small screwdriver (definitely not enough to bend them, just a bit of flexing pressure). That was enough to get rid of the constant error and it has not recurred today. It seems the antenna connections must be quite picky about making a good contact and it is possible bouncing around (my work truck is always on gravel/mud roads) the antenna connection could be a bit loose. In my case, the error would disappear so long as I was applying pressure to the connection with my thumb, but as soon as I let go, the error would come back.
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Well I replaced both the antenna and the receiver. Still having the same problem. The head unit will only say acquiring signal. I tried moving the antenna, driving around. Nothing helped. The customer service rep at Sirius said it is still a problem that it says aquiring signal. I thought I read somewhere that the older Panasonic units would always say acquiring signal until the unit is activated. Anyone know if this is true? I don't really want to waste money by activating and then having it not work. Anyone have any experience with the older type Panasonics with the dual coaxial leads? TIA
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