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Old 11-18-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Whats up everybody...just got my home dock not working. Get no live receoption. I live in Queens NY, and I tried to hook it up in my basement. Thats where is stay. It is below ground a little but I have windows. I tried to place the home antenna by the window. Nothing. Wanted to know does anyone have any ideas I can try to get live reception in my basement. Besides putting a Antenna on the outside of my house. Any suggestions?

Also, is there any benifts for me keeping the home dock even though I wont get reception...sorry I am new to sirius and dont know much about it. This is my first radio.
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No, you'll have to get the antenna outside. The dock is working, it just you don't have the antenna in a location where it can receive a signal.

With no reception, I see no need to keep the home dock. But I know I'd get that antenna outside somehow if it were me.
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Wow, people are especially dumb sometimes. You see it's a Satelitte Radio...like from the sky/space. A basement is underground. You see the problem now? Amazing!!!
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Whats up everybody...just got my home dock not working. Get no live receoption. I live in Queens NY, and I tried to hook it up in my basement. Thats where is stay. It is below ground a little but I have windows. I tried to place the home antenna by the window. Nothing. Wanted to know does anyone have any ideas I can try to get live reception in my basement. Besides putting a Antenna on the outside of my house. Any suggestions?

Also, is there any benifts for me keeping the home dock even though I wont get reception...sorry I am new to sirius and dont know much about it. This is my first radio.
Which direction does the window face? That makes a huge difference.
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Take it easy...rcxracer...I understand the whole logic of satelite in the sky and my basement underground...thats why i mentioned it...just wanted to know if you guys knew any other alternative....I got it as a gift and didnt want to return it...thast why i asked if i dont get reception with it is there any other use for the home docking station...Im not a computer or gadgit whiz guy...I had a friend come over and install a router so I can use wifi....and for your dumb remark...I bet if you saw me in person you wouldnt be talkng like that...your one of those guys who talk in front of a computer...as for everyone else....I really appreciate your help and comments back.
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The only other purpose/reason for keeping it would be to charge both batteries at the same time.
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It also would give you a FM Modulator, if you are receiving by WiFi. That and the ability to keep batteries charged would make it worth it IMHO.

How far to the roof? Maybe a wire over the roof down to the basement is in order.
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I know one thing, when I had to go over to a friend's house I was in the same predicament, but I opened the window (near the ceiling), threw the dot micro up there which just sat on the ground and instantly got three bars.
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