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Old 11-25-2006, 08:29 PM   #31
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Not sure if you are aware that alot of people are having the same problems. I live in PA near Harrisburg and the repeaters have been down since October 11. We have called Customer Service and that has been a joke to get any information out of them. We keep getting the run around and that it is being worked on and it should be fixed soon. It is getting very frustrating paying for a service that you can not use. I have also read that people in Delaware , Florida, Ohio, Virginia and even some in New York having the same problem.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:48 AM   #32
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Yeah, I'm well aware of that. That's why I started this thread.

I popped my Sirius tuner back in over the holiday weekend and it sounded pretty good out near where I live, As soon as I got near L.A. this morning, the dropouts got really bad and I was unable to listen. The worst was on I-10 between the 110 and La Brea. This has always been the case though. I see nothing has changed. As soon as I got to work, I swapped out the Sirius tuner and reconnected XM. I will be physically removing the Sirius tuner later today.

Check, please.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:09 AM   #33
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Default Trouble in Naples FL/11-27-06

I replaced my car antenna a couple of month's ago so I have a new antenna. I've been told antenna's "fry" down here in the sun. Anyway, all was fine. Now I'm running into "acquiring signal" problems the last week or so. Eventually the signal did kick in. This morning "acquiring signal" all the way to work. I love SIRIUS but the equipment is not the greatest.

My installer from Best Buy says he replaces antenna's all the time. Any other Naples people out there with problems?
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:19 PM   #34
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Yeah, I'm well aware of that. That's why I started this thread.

I popped my Sirius tuner back in over the holiday weekend and it sounded pretty good out near where I live, As soon as I got near L.A. this morning, the dropouts got really bad and I was unable to listen. The worst was on I-10 between the 110 and La Brea. This has always been the case though. I see nothing has changed. As soon as I got to work, I swapped out the Sirius tuner and reconnected XM. I will be physically removing the Sirius tuner later today.

Check, please.
I am in the LA area too, and the signal is cutting out again. Over the last couple of days the signal was improving. But today its cutting out again.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #35
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there repeaters are def not down in NYC i just had one droppout about a week ago for about minutes and thats it
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:35 PM   #36
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I live in Hollywood and drive through downtown LA to points south every day for work. Within the past few weeks, the signal in my car while driving through most parts of LA cuts out so badly and so continuously that it is unlistenable. I called SIRIUS and they handily dismissed the problem as a maladjusted antenna, and that I should contact my dealer to get it fixed under warranty. Before I had a chance to enter the circle of hell that contains car dealer service departments, I took a road trip. Voila! Four days driving all over Northern California and not a single signal problem. As soon as I'm back in LA this morning, more signal problems. Something is wrong and it's not my antenna. SIRIUS needs to acknowledge it and fix it!
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:47 PM   #37
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Thanks for that post. It's most definitely not your antenna. It's obvious from the posts here and from the people that I've spoken to personally that there's a serious problem in and around Downtown L.A. It would appear however that Sirius couldn't be bothered with servicing their customers. In case you're wondering, YES, I am most definitely suggesting that Sirius send en engineer into the field with tools needed to find and correct this issue.

If this is (as I suspect) interference that's being caused by an unrelated source in the ground, Sirius needs to do some legwork to find the offender and either let them know directly or go through the process of filing an interference complaint with the FCC.

Regardless of what they decide to do, they can't just sit there and do nothing. The also have to remember that they are a publicly traded company with shareholders to answer to. If they start getting a public reputation for their service being inferior to XM, it's not going to help their bottom line one bit.

Personally, I'd perfer to see this issue resolved rather than turn the whole thing into a smear campaign against Sirius.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:54 PM   #38
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i googled this problem and this site came up. I live near downtown LA (drive thru it daily) and am pissed at my reception currently. Thought maybe it was my JVC KT SR2000 receiver but i have the same problem (just not as bad) on my home docking kit at work which is on the west side

the reception bars go from full strength to nothing back to full strength all in a matter of seconds. very frustrating

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:19 PM   #39
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... whew, am I glad I found this forum. I too live in LA and drive from Westchester to Pasadena and back every day. I thought it was just my antenna (2 years old) or my car receiver. But yes, I started noting signal cutout along the 134 freeway (from the 5 to the 2), partially along the 2 freeway itself, and also on the 10 freeway between the 110 and La Brea.

Today however, it was much worse. No signal at all in the downtown slot... not to mention the above places. That's 30 of a 45 minute commute where I have no satellite radio. What am I paying for again?

What's the point of having Sirius radio in my car if I can't listen to it?!?!? I've been a paying Sirius customer since Jan. of '04 and have NEVER had this problem until now.

C'mon guys!!! Acknowledge the problem and do something to fix it. You stand a lot more to lose than one or 2 disgruntled commuters!!! Don't blow it at this stage of the game.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:31 PM   #40
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i definetly never had any problems since i got it in Jun 05.

i have the life long subscription so definetly dont want to give up my radio (or be forced to update my receiver this quickly)
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i definetly never had any problems since i got it in Jun 05.

i have the life long subscription so definetly dont want to give up my radio (or be forced to update my receiver this quickly)
What does that mean?
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:11 PM   #42
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Agree w/Skylooker. It's a signal problem, not an antenna or receiver problem. Too many subscribers w/the same problem. I've often wondered about "interferance" issues. This wasn't a problem 4 months ago.

Let's hope Sirius addresses it soon.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #43
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2 solid years with a perfect Sirius signal, to virtually nothing for the last 3 weeks (Southern Oregon region).

Hate to jump on the bandwagon, but looks like it's time to hook up my ancient XM receiver...
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:41 AM   #44
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Hate to jump on the bandwagon, but looks like it's time to hook up my ancient XM receiver...
I don't think of it as a band wagon but rather the refusal to pay for service I'm not getting. That said, I have no desire to listen to terrestrial radio and XM sounds just fine here, so why not switch? Am I supposed to have some allegiance to Sirius who obviously couldn't care less about me? I think not.

If that's "jumping on the band wagon", then I'm guilty as charged.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #45
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I've said this on another thread, but I live in West LA....from about La Brea to Downtown on the 10, reception is bad.
And I know going from the 110 to Hollywood is also bad.
If I stay in West LA, reception is good.

I will not be switching to XM because they do not have NFL or Howard Stern. So Sirius will just have to fix the problem eventually.
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