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Old 11-03-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Sirius XM antenna

Has anyone here mounted the antenna on the flybridge where it would recieve the signal through the canvas? Did it work ok?
Thanks!
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Yes. Works great
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Yup- no problem!
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the good news, one project simplified!
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With Sirius/XM, make sure you have them mail you a bill vice give them a credit card- their contract auto renews at current rates, and it can be quite the eye-opener! Last time they wanted to renew us at $200!

A quick phone call to the New York customer service, and I was renewed at $25 for 6 months. I do this on all my accounts (boat and 2 cars).
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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Has anyone here mounted the antenna on the flybridge where it would recieve the signal through the canvas? Did it work ok?
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Which antenna are you using? I have a home use and a car use one. Is marine different?
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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I have a sirius xm radio which I use in my truck, last year I bought and extra mounting kit that came with a car type antenna. I just placed the antenna on the "dash" as far forward as the widows would let it go so it was "shooting" up through the fwd windows. Most of the time this worked fine, but, maybe 30% of the time the reception was blocked, I guess by the saloon roof. So in view of the answers above I will first just move the existing car antenna up on the flybridge, probably lay it on the dash near the windscreen if it works ok fine if not I may try something like this "marine" model.
Amazon.com: Shakespeare SRA-25 Ultra Low Profile Sirius Marine Antenna: Sports & Outdoors
or similar.
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Which antenna are you using? I have a home use and a car use one. Is marine different?
We use this one (glued down):

Sirius Square Magnetic Car Antenna for Satellite Radios

I don't believe it matters whether its an auto or marine antenna, as long as there's a clear shot of the sky.
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We use this one (glued down):

Sirius Square Magnetic Car Antenna for Satellite Radios

I don't believe it matters whether its an auto or marine antenna, as long as there's a clear shot of the sky.
Hopefully my unused Sirius stuff wasn't tossed in the move. I have a home setup just sitting there.
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I bought one of these and it worked GREAT, much better that a car style antenna. Bimini canvas? Like it wasn't even there.



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I bought one of these and it worked GREAT, much better that a car style antenna. Bimini canvas? Like it wasn't even there.
How about when you're underway?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #12
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That project is done, and the antenna is working fine. I was able to fit it right up against the top canvas so there is only the one cloth layer between it and the sky. No tubing, zippers, etc. no matter which direction the boat is traveling. The final test will be out on a cruise but I think it will be fine. If not I will post.
Thanks for the suggestions!
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How about when you're underway?

Absolutely.
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Only one caution about Sirius under a bimini on the bridge. Watch out where the wife puts the metal coffee thermos. Ours starting breaking up until I looked over at the antenna and moved it.

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Was that decaff or regular?
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Regular. Decaf has no effect.
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The units used by large trucks do not come with yacht pri$ing.$54 to $90.

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