Originally Posted by twistedtree
...carefully check the coverage maps. It's a US/North America service so check where it cuts off as you head south. If you think you will be close to the edge, you might want to see if there are users in that area to confirm it works OK there.
Here's our experiance with Siriuis radio reception. We do not have the weather subscription. We lost total coverage on the West Coast in Costa Rica with an external marine Siriuis antenna and had intermittent from the southern MX border.
In Panama we picked up the Pixel Technologies Pro-500, 12 dBi antenna. We had music and news again. The only time we had issues was occasionally around sun set do to propagation and when we were in Cartagena where we had no coverage. In Trinidad good coverage with the exception of 1-2 hours around sun set. As we are heading north, the signal strength gets better and better.
It is not a omni directional antenna so you have to aim it. We went on line found the Siriuis satellites. We then determined the angle and azimuth. Right now were at anchor with 15-20 knots and are able to hold the signal. We have been told that once we get to St Martainn's we should be able to use the Siriuis omni directional marine antenna again. We'll see.
Pixel also makes a model Pro-600. Don't spend your money. The reception is not as good.