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Old 01-30-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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I just bought an XM Radio SkyFi2 system. The antenna that came with the vehicle docking station has a magnetic base attached to a long wire. Will I get good reception if I mount the antenna near the windshield, or do I need some sort of roof mount?

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I just bought an XM Radio SkyFi2 system. The antenna that came with the vehicle docking station has a magnetic base attached to a long wire. Will I get good reception if I mount the antenna near the windshield, or do I need some sort of roof mount?

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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We have XM Radio setup both in the motor home
and toad, what I did is buy the docking unit
for the car and then bought the docking system
that is used in the house. the inside antenna
works just fine and I just run it through the
stereo system in the motor home. I have used
the docking system for the car in the motor
home mounting the magnetic antenna on the hood
we have a class C motor home. Hope that helps.
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Craig,

I have XM and mounted my antenna on the dash, about 10" in from the left window and it seems to work fine. I also stopped using the "tape" pickup to get the signal to the radio. I was listening to Ella Fitzgerald and there was a rasping sound coming from the speakers. It wasn't Ella Now I just tune to an unused FM station and it picks it up, perfect sound.
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Initially I used 100 mile per hour tape to tape a 4" X 4" sheet of thin steel on my aluminum roof. This gave a place for the magnetic antenna to stick. The metal plate I used was actually the top to a household electrical junction box.

When I got my free home kit, I took that antenna and glued the base to the roof with some gorilla glue. It's been up there now for over a year with no problems.

I mounted the antenna on the roof because the satellite signal is somewhat directional. With the antenna inside the RV, the reception would not always work.
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My antenna is inside in compartment above driver. Works great. I too have XM but changed to my2go.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It wasn't Ella </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes it was. You need some Hank Williams Jr. or some Mearle to fix this isue.
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Craig,
Not sure of your setup but if you have a compartment above the passenger side (it often has the vcr/dvd player) there should be access to the metal framing of the MH. If so, mount the antenna there and run the wire down and behind the plastic corner piece.
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