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Old 11-30-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default Walking around airports with great reception?!

So I was in several different airports walking around and I got awesome reception! I was at four airports these past few days and only one airport did not provide reception. (I'm guessing because it was one of the smaller, less busy airports). When I looked at the Antenna Aiming the terrestrial radio bar was about 80% while the satellite bar was at about 10%. So how was it possible that I was getting great satellite reception? Is it because airports have FM modulators installed throughout the area? I mean I think it's great but I was just confused because airports have roofs and the satellite antenna aiming was low. So a big thumbs up to the Stiletto! I think it's a real crucial time to need SIRIUS especially when you're hanging around airports for several hours!
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:22 AM   #2
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From your 80% terrestrial, it sounds as though you were in airports near major cities with repeaters. You weren't getting a good sat signal, you were getting the signal from a ground repeater. Good info though! What airports did you have the reception in? If you didn't get reception that way, many airports now have wireless hotspots that you could probably get wifi access from.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Airports = big city. Big city = repeaters.
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