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Old 12-26-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hello All! I'm wondering is there a way you can just connect an antenna to the stillito. The reason i am asking is where i live the receoption with the built in antenna isn't very good. and my son doesn't like wearing the antenna headphones. So is there a way to connect an antenna to it?
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:20 PM   #2
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i think you may need to go the home dock route.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:19 PM   #3
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You cannot without one of the docks. I think it is a power issue. All those antenna's require power and I believe it would kill the batteries. Just my guess.
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A dedicated antenna in the Stiletto will not allow you to also plug in the AC power input. Why? Because the idiots placed the antenna plug and the AC power plug too close to each other. That means you would have to run strickly on battery power if you used an external antenna. And that in turn means you can not timer record because in order to record via the timer (for future, unattended recordings) you must have AC power; timer recordings can not be made with just battery power although "love" recordings can be made without AC power.

The only way to do it in order to have access to the Stiletto's full capability and features is with the home dock.
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Dang... i didn't want to spend the money on that
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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Don't feel bad, the home dock is a great purchase. It recharges your Stiletto's battery plus has a back slot to recharge the backup battery. Also it comes with an excellent remote control.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:56 PM   #7
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I've looked at one but I have the soloist for the house and dont use the stillito too much on the road.
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Normally the aftermarket antennas run on a voltage of 3.5 to 5VDC. It may be that the S100 alone can not provide the necessary power for an external antenna while on battery. The power for external antennas is pushed across the coax.

The headset battery could have been designed for lower voltage. We know from other posts that it has separate power wires, and does not obtain power from the coax.

I'm just hoping for an aftermarket solution.
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I'm just hoping for an aftermarket solution.
Me too, why couldn't the antenna itself have it's own batteries. I know the boombox can run on batteries and it too supplies voltage for an external antenna.

Just put a few AAA batteries in the base of the antenna. Or how about a solar cell array.
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My bald head is shiny enough, can't see adding a solar array.

Sirius filed a Confidentiality Request on the S100 when it went nto the FCC, so the block and wiring diagrams are not available to the public.

Any other info, including inside pics are on the FCC site. You can search by the FCC ID number inside the unit.
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Just put a few AAA batteries in the base of the antenna. Or how about a solar cell array.
I was thinking more along the lines of a couple of rechargable button batteries - like for a Blue Tooth headset.

I LOVE the solar array idea! Though here in Detroit we sometimes don't see the sun for weeks from November thru March.
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I LOVE the solar array idea! Though here in Detroit we sometimes don't see the sun for weeks from November thru March.
But its too darn cold to be outside listening to the radio. Or you could connect it to the battery powered socks you need to wear that time of year.
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But its too darn cold to be outside listening to the radio. Or you could connect it to the battery powered socks you need to wear that time of year.
I go running everyday regardless of the weather.

By the time I get all the batteries together I need to run everything for while I'm outside - heated socks, heated gloves, heated underwear, reflective lights, Cell Phone, Stiletto, antenna for Stiletto - I'm going to need a wagon with a car battery in it to pull behind me - lol. We've had mild weather the last couple of years, just lots of clouds blocking the sun.
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On the bright side, with all the extra weight you can cut your run in half.
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