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Old 11-06-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Question NooB from Surrey, BC with a Sirius question!

Just finished season 1 with the 30' class A Itasca 29R. So far, very happy with it.

The motorhome came equipped with a Magnadyne 9800 (Sirius Ready ) radio. As it seems that the Sirius module is not included , I am now wondering if the antenae for the Sirius radio is not included as well. Just wondering if it's possible to connect a portable Sirius radio to the aux inputs and still use the antenae that supplies the Magnadyne radio or will I have to have an additional Sirius antenae installed?

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Old 11-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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Sirius radio

I just installed a portable sirius in my RV. I purchased an in home kit that works fine with the RV. It comes with an external, weather proof antenna that I mounted to the side of the RV with a double sided industrial tape that is available at most hardware stores. It works great. Just plug it into a power source, connect the outputs into your stereo inputs, and plug in the antenna. Very simple. Excellent quality sound.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Welcome, glad you joined us. I can't answer your question, but I am sure some others will be posting with suggestions for you. Happy travels.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
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...ust wondering if it's possible to connect a portable Sirius radio to the aux inputs and still use the antenae that supplies the Magnadyne radio or will I have to have an additional Sirius antenae installed?
An antenna installation is definitely in your future. Sat radios use a special satellite capable antenna that comes with the XM or Sirius radio adapter. The "sat ready" on your dash unit simply means an XM or Sirius receiver module can be plugged directly in to it and controlled by it.
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Hi John! Good to hear from you! You'll probably get better info if you post this question in the Technology section. Not too many people hang aroung this area. Good luck & God bless!
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John,
I have a Sirius in the TOAD and wanted one in the MH also. Like you, I have the Sirius ready radio, but the MFG did not include the module or antenna.

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I purchase a "car kit" for the Sirius i have. I mounted the radio on the passenger side window with the suction cup provided. I mounted the little "button" antenna in the middle of the windshield, on the dash board. There has only been one time where I was "siriously" (sp intentional) without a signal and it was the direction of travel that I was moving in. I believe it was on I-10 heading West. I have been affected by tall trees from time to time but the loss is not significant and we can chat. I also have a back-up iPod that I can plug into the radio for "our" type music. The worse that can happen if you try the middle of the dash is that you just move the antenna to an outside platform. I used the RF Modulator hooked to the radio antenna as the input source and it works flawlessly tuned into 85.5 mhz. The Sirius output allows for different frequencies if there should be cross modulation.

With this configuration I can move the Sirius from vehicle to vehicle effortlessly. I just have to remember to take the remote with me.

Good luck.
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