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XM radio antenna

I just got a XM radio for my b-day and was wondering how my reception would be with the antenna on the dash for now until it gets warmer and I can install it on the roof.

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not that great... run it out of the 3rd brake light and stick it on the roof... that is the quickest and easiest way to do it
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My thoughts exactly. Even with that setup which is where my sirius antenna is I currently still have signal issues in wooded areas with tall treas and always loose it for a few seconds when I go under over passes.
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That is where I'm going to mount it when it gets warmer out it is still to cold here to do anything outside. I just need something temporary until it gets warmer.

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mount on dash the further out the better as long as its in plain site of the sky. should work fine i had mine like that for 4 years and did many customers cars the same way.
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Thanks Quest

I will try it I guess and if it doesn't work I will move it when it gets warmer.

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My thoughts exactly. Even with that setup which is where my sirius antenna is I currently still have signal issues in wooded areas with tall treas and always loose it for a few seconds when I go under over passes.

That is normal to lose signal, its only a satellite. I lose signal in the same places. You will get decent reception on the dash, that is where my fathers antenna is currently with his starmate.
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My cousin has his on his dash in his x-plorer. When im with him it seems ok.
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warmer? Why does it have to be warm? Just get your mits and hat on and put er on.

My sirius attenna is only a magnet that sticks on. I ran it through the third brake light and plopped the magnet on top. Does XM use something else?
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nope. XM uses the same thing. Putting it on the dash is a good temp spot but when it get warmer I would mount on the roof and run it through the 3rd brake light.
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If yall are havin problems with your xm radio goin in and out in the same places you need to buy a FM modulater at best buy for $30. Mine was doing the same thing and my girlfriends dad told me to buy one so I did and there is no more static at all!
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