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Old 12-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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I recently installed XM radio in my coach, and originally had the antenna on the center dash near the windshield.

Reception was fairly good when heading south or west, but very poor when heading north or east.

I have moved the antenna to the top of the ceiling just under the front cap and reception as been excellent no matter which direction I am heading.
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I recently installed XM radio in my coach, and originally had the antenna on the center dash near the windshield.

Reception was fairly good when heading south or west, but very poor when heading north or east.

I have moved the antenna to the top of the ceiling just under the front cap and reception as been excellent no matter which direction I am heading.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:41 PM   #3
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Hey Dirk I have been trying to find out about 'This' re The satellite radio antennae getting reception thru the roof!!! I was thinking about putting mine up in front of the TV and routing wire above windshield. Is that pretty much what you did???

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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I took the TV out and used double faced mounting tape to stick the antenna on the top of the ceiling right at the front edge.

It's pretty far forward.

I ran the wire down the left pillar, behind the trim.

I have the XM radio output connected to the input of the Sony surround system.

My inverter is always on, so there is no problem powering the Sony, and it sounds much better than the cheap speakers connected to the dash radio.
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Hello--

I mounted my small XM antenna externally on the front cap, right above the middle marker light. I used heavy duty Velcro with RTV to secure the tape to the Cap and the antenna. Then the antenna wire was run through the marker light hole, re-sealed, and down the side post to the radio. It works great, no problems at all.
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I took my antenna.put it on top of awning mount. ran it down the side behind the awning brackets and in the side window, then ran it down the inside wall and put molding over the wire and then under the carpet to the unit.
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Mine is mounted simaler to Dirk's. It's on top of the metalic shelf frame above the drivers position along with a 2 mtr rubber duck for my ham radio. XM antenna works better than 2 mtr, probably because the rubber duck has a gain of less than one.
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