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Old 08-03-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Reception question in regards to day time versus night time?

First off, great site and I hope i have this in the right forum, if not...please move.

I have both Sirius(direct connection) and Xm(fm mod.) in the same car. I've had Sirius now for about 3 or 4 weeks and like the music choices much better.

I've run a test comparsion driving a 15 mile stretch that I drive frequently with listening to Sirius on that route. Then I did the same exact route listening to Xm.

In the daytime i get 3-5 cut-outs traveling this 15 mile stretch with Sirius lasting 1-3 seconds with no signal on the display.

I didn't think the difference between day time and night time would make any difference but in my case it does. On this same 15 mile stretch during night time I'm getting 8-10 cut outs with Sirius.

Interesting enough with this 15 mile stretch I've never received any cut outs with Xm, day or night time. With having both options to listen in the car, I prefer Sirius by a large margin.

Yes, on parts of the road there are tree branches(not heavy) that come onto the road.

Forgot to mention earlier, I have both antenna's located outside on top of car towards the back.

Of the 15 mile stretch I mentioned, this is one example. Overall, I get many more cut outs with Sirius than Xm in the same car. Its frustrating because I don't usually turn on my Xm in my car since I've had my Sirius activated.

Any suggestions as to improve the reception?


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Are the antennas too close?

Where are you located? Can you tell if you are getting a satellite signal or a repeater signal with XM?

I have both and they both cut out at different times, and I get better signal with Sirius most the time.

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I don't think they are to close. That was discussed at the time of installation. If it was, you would think it would effect the Xm side.

I'm a little outside of Raleigh. I'm pretty sure I was getting the satelite signal not off a repeater.
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