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Old 01-29-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default Audiovox PNP2 home kit

I love my Sirius but I don't stay up on the latest receivers. My wife and I both have Audiovox PNP2 receivers in the vehicles and would really like to start using them in the house. Yes, we've had the for 18 months and we're just getting around to bringing them inside.

Anyway, can anyone give me some info on hooking these up? Are the home kits still available? Are there other options?

I did some searching here but talk about digging in to the archives. Froogle didn't come up with much either.

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:59 PM   #2
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I believe that you can still pick up PNP2 home kits on Sirius.com. Just click on buy on line and then pick the Clearance tab. Last time I looked they were only $18.

All you need to do at home is connect the home kit base to your stereo. Radio Shack sells patch cords with an 1/8" stereo connector on one end to RCA jacks on the other. Plug the 1/8" connector into the home kit base line out, and plug the RCA jacks into an auxilliary input on the receiver.

Or, you can just power up the home kit base, set the PNP2 to FM modulate, and tune a nearby radio to that frequency. But of course the patch cord will get you better audio.

Your main problem will be reception indoors, unless you are near a strong repeater. You can buy 50' antenna extenders to widen the search area, and you can also buy antennas made to mount outside. I ended up having to run an outside antenna mounted to my roof to get reception. You might also, so know that going in.

Good luck
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Thanks, that's perfect. Just ordered the kit and hoping the best for reception. I think I'll be okay with the included antenna because I can still get reception in my truck inside the garage.
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You also can purchase a boombox for the PNP 2 to use instead of the homekit to the stereo. The receiver would plug into the boombox and then the boombox plays.

If you have reception problems, consider a TERK SIR-6 antenna. Purchase from Amazon.Com. Cheapest with free shipping.
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I got the home kit today and set it right up. As I suspected, reception was very strong with just setting the antenna in a nearby window. At this price I think I'll grab another kit for a work install so I don't have to stream anymore and I can get the talk channels.

Thanks for the help.
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