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Old 11-18-2006, 02:49 AM   #1
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I recently gave away my old 'Streamer GT', which I loved because the signal was able to travel such a great distance... I'd keep it turned on in my car @ work {construction} and listen to it through a boombox on site... I just purchased a 'Starmate Replay' with the aqua-coloured screen... I figured it wouldn't transmit the signal very well because of the new FCC rules, plus the box was stamped "2006" being basically brand new... But it actually DID still transmit the signal a few hundred feet or so like my old model... My question is, which models are the first to have the lesser reception as per the FCC rules?... I just figured mine would have been new enough to have had to follow these rules, but I guess I lucked-out... Thanks!

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Old 11-18-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Did you buy it from the US? If not, and I note you are in Canada, perhaps radios purchased there are not subject to the FCC mandated changes, and maybe they didn't get recalled. In any event, I doubt that every single un-sold Sirius US radio unit got modified. There are probably many out there that are still OK in terms of the FM power output/range. In fact, I got a factory replacement in September for my Brix Streamer Replay. While I don't use the FM modulator in it, I can tell you it is much, much better in terms of range than my original unit purchased in January. And this replacement came from Brix/Pana Pacific!

Some have posted that a dot sticker on the back of the radio signifies it's been modified with the lower output, but others have disagreed. Glad you got a radio with good range.
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