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Old 01-04-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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Got my homedock and am liking not having to drag the cardock into the house & deal with the whole wiring a wall wart to the cig lighter deal.

I was lucky before getting 1/3rd signal strength on the s50 in the house in the car dock and am getting 3/4 to full signal now in the home dock, antenna position unchanged.

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It's the S50, anything is possible. Glad you are getting better signal.
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I was completely losing signal for 1/2 an hour in the morning before I got the home dock, today I only lost it for about 5 minutes.
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I too noticed a signal gain when I stopped using the home dock, and, started to use the car dock in my house. To be honest with you, I was thinking that maybe it was just coincidence, but, I really do think that my signal strength got stronger.

I am using the same antenna position and the same antenna. I was only getting 75% (Jumping back down to 25%) with the Home Dock

Now, with the car dock, I get 100% (Jumping back down to 75%) for the most part.

I mean, I still have my issues with signal loss and very unstable reception. But, from what i am reading, I dont know if it is a true reception problem. It might be the S50 itself.

Today, my brother in law and me mounted this antenna way on the top of my roof because I cant stand the fact that the S50 keeps dropping signal on me

http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-outd...nna-p-231.html

I am going to wait and see if this solves the problem. If not, I am at a loss. I might just go to Best buy and buy a different receiver (not an S50) and see if it holds a stable signal. I dunno. I am out of ideas. i have spent 9 days repositioning antennas all around my house. 2 different ones. In my front yard, in my back yard, near my rain gutter, on my picnic table...etc...etc, and, I have a CLEAR shot of the sky with no obstructions, so, I am not sure what is happening here...

ok, i rambled enough....lol

But, yet, to answer your question, i did notice a signal gain with the car dock as opposed to the home dock.

Gary (Frustrated in Pennsylvania)
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