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Old 11-27-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Thi may seem like a stupid question, if so I apolgize. I'am a truck driver. The comapny I drive for has taken out the cigeratte lighters out of the trucks. Basic trucks no AC just heat and a radio. If I buy the Stilleto will I be able to use it with out the car kit(cant plug it up). I'm usually oin the road from about 5:30 to 1-1:30. I know battery life could be a issue. Another stupid question do you receive all the channels? Thanks in advance.

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Thi may seem like a stupid question, if so I apolgize. I'am a truck driver. The comapny I drive for has taken out the cigeratte lighters out of the trucks. Basic trucks no AC just heat and a radio. If I buy the Stilleto will I be able to use it with out the car kit(cant plug it up). I'm usually oin the road from about 5:30 to 1-1:30. I know battery life could be a issue. Another stupid question do you receive all the channels? Thanks in advance.

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Via satellite, yes, you recieve all the channels. And the 2 batteries, starting fully charged, should last your entire day. However, reception is going to be your issue. Buy a Stiletto at Circuit City or Best Buy so that you have 30 days to take it back, try it out, and see what you think. If you get good reception you'll love it. Are you in a city, near a repeater?? If so, you should have no problem. If not... you may have to figure out how to hang those antenna headphones out the window. Also, the Stiletto doesn't have an FM transmitter so you will only be able to listen using headphones.
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battery life listening to live sat radio wont be that good for you. without the car kit, there is no antenna, just the one that is built in the stiletto or the the antenna headphones. there is no fm transmitter so you will have to use headphones or have an AUX port in your radio.

all channels are there when listening in live sat mode.

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battery life listening to live sat radio wont be that good for you. without the car kit, there is no antenna, just the one that is built in the stiletto or the the antenna headphones. there is no fm transmitter so you will have to use headphones or have an AUX port in your radio.

all channels are there when listening in live sat mode.

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Actually, you're right- I stand corrected. The 2 batteries combined only last me around 6-7 hrs in live mode, not 8-8.5. So, as Jon suggests, the batteries won't last the entire 8 if you're running live mode.
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My route is just outskirts of nashville(about 20 minutes north). Hmmm, no FM transmitter is bad news, not a deal breaker. My left arm is usally propped up on the door so maybe I can strap it to my left arm and get a signal. Definalty will need to get a car kit so I can listen before and after work. Probaly a home kit as well, did I read somewhere that you can hook it up to your pc via usb?
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My route is just outskirts of nashville(about 20 minutes north). Hmmm, no FM transmitter is bad news, not a deal breaker. My left arm is usally propped up on the door so maybe I can strap it to my left arm and get a signal. Definalty will need to get a car kit so I can listen before and after work. Probaly a home kit as well, did I read somewhere that you can hook it up to your pc via usb?
Do you know if you have a repeater around you?? If so, it will work fine in your truck- I have mine strapped to my arm using the TSS-radio armband while I bike all over town. Even when I drive one of my cars that doesn't have Sirius I take my Stiletto and just listen using one earphone. I never have used the antenna headphones.
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I recommend for truck drivers without a way for power to get an XSTAR Portable Power (runs on AA batteries) and pre-FCC crackdown radio... any will do.
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I would add a "hidden" cig lighter behind the dash.
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Heck yes. If you're in the same truck every day, I'd mount one behind the dash and go for the car dock. If you're in different trucks on different days I'd pay a visit to the local Radio Shack to see what kind of toys they have that will let you tap into the power.

You'll be much happier with a real antenna while you're on the road.
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Have several products now with xstar and the sirius radio. Check our ebay store at www.xstar4xmsirius.com and you will see all of the listings. Two listings are with older radios: xstar with the sanyo and xstar with the xact streamjockeyII. The other listings with radios include 1 with a new Stratus, and others with the new sirius InV radio.
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now thats the ticket - the only drawback is if the truck is part of a fleet and you do not getthe same ride from day to day. If that is the case I say go with a portable power source of some kind.
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