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Old 01-22-2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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Post Antenna compatibility

I am dealing with the old Radio Shack Orbiter. I have had it since the infancy of the company and it has always worked well. I recently had to get a new antenna and I took it to the folks who have always done my work and they put the flat star-mate antenna on and it has been nothing but trouble. They now say I need another cradle. I spoke to some sirius rep in some far off land and he said it is not compatible or at least it will not work that well, but his english was not so clear and we got cut off.

Does anyone know if I should be using an orbiter antenna or it indeed all the antennas are universal
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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I just replaced the antenna on the Orbiter/Streamer car dock cradle that I use at work, because the antenna connection was loose. As long as the antenna has the SMB connector, it should work fine.

Sometimes the problem is with the cradle, but they tend to wear out where the receiver docks to the cradle. Sometimes the connection on the receiver wears out as well. I have had both wear out.
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