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Old 12-26-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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My dad got a new Starmate 3 and Universal Home Dock for XMas.

With the recent FM Mod changes, I expected the Car dock to have the weaker of the FM Mods. But the when the Starmate is in the home dock, the FM is barely there. With the Starmate in the car dock, in the house, the FM mod works great. This is without the new FM stuff plugged in.

Is this common or is the dock bad?

I'm thinking of picking up another car dock for the house.

Thoughts?
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I guess you're using the SUPH1 home dock....

The FM transmitter is built in to the Starmate 3. There is nothing in the dock that has anything to do with the FM transmitter.

I use a home dock with my Starmate 3 and the FM is about the same... (I've never brought my car dock into the house)... The only limiting factor I can see is that the SUPH1 home dock doesn't have an FM out plug so you can't add an external antenna. The wires running between the Starmate and the FM out jack on car dock (despite being short) might act as a bit of an antenna...

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Thanks for the quick reply.

We are using the same cables on both docks. With the car dock, FM works good. With the home dock, you can BARELY hear any audio via FM. Both configurations are without the FM extender.

I know with some XM units, the units work differently depending on the dock being used. Is that that same with Sirius?
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Nobody has used the universal home dock with FM??
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