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Old 04-30-2007, 01:44 AM   #11
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I'll find out next Saturday. I think Terk makes the setup I'm getting but essentially it includes the Sirius brain unit and the conversion cable.
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Ok, got it done this weekend. I’m sooo glad I did this.

Yes, if you use the **** to tune to the stations, it is SLOW… VERY SLOW. You’ll twist the **** around 5 times before it goes down a channel. However, since I use my presets for all my stations, like Howard 100 & 101, Octane, Hard Attack, Buzzsaw, Classic Vinyl, and Classic Rewind, then the 60’*, 70’*, and 80’* stations, I’m good to go.

The only thing I miss about my Sportster R is the the information on the screen. I.E. what group/song is currently playing. But since I spend 95% of the time on Howard 100 or 101, I can live without it. The benefit of keeping the interior clean and uncluttered and the ability to use the factory installed roof antenna vs. stringing my little magnet mount into the back window area is worth it.

I’m now trying to have the Wife let me convert the XM (it’* no longer active) in the TrailBlazer to Sirius, but she refuses to listen to satellite radio. She’* happy with her friggin ghey US99 (country station here in Chicago) on terrestrial radio.
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Ok, got it done this weekend. I’m sooo glad I did this.

Yes, if you use the **** to tune to the stations, it is SLOW… VERY SLOW. You’ll twist the **** around 5 times before it goes down a channel. However, since I use my presets for all my stations, like Howard 100 & 101, Octane, Hard Attack, Buzzsaw, Classic Vinyl, and Classic Rewind, then the 60’*, 70’*, and 80’* stations, I’m good to go.

The only thing I miss about my Sportster R is the the information on the screen. I.E. what group/song is currently playing. But since I spend 95% of the time on Howard 100 or 101, I can live without it. The benefit of keeping the interior clean and uncluttered and the ability to use the factory installed roof antenna vs. stringing my little magnet mount into the back window area is worth it.
Using the factory HU you can press the 'INFO' button to retrieve the song/artist regardless of the fact the 'Info' flag on the display hasn't been turned on. Presets are your best bet for the speed problem. You can also turn the **** ultra-slow and it will pick up each one.
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Thank you guys for all your help!

Actually as of tonight, I went to Tweeter and had a Pioneer DEH-P690UB deck installed in my SLE. It'* going to take a little time getting used to (featurewise), but the sound out of this unit (especially Sirius) compared to my stock unit is night and day. I even joked with the salesman and told him when I win my next $1,000 or so at the casino, I'll be back for aftermarket speakers and an amp.
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Ddalder, have you had any issues with reception with the OEM XM antenna? This is where I’m having an issue. The Wifey and I went to a wedding Saturday for one of my GTO bretheren and as we’re driving down 290E, on a clear, sunny, 80* day, the damn thing cuts in an out with no apparent rhyme or reason saying “No Signal” on the display. WTF!!! I could understand if we’re under a bridge during a monsoon, but…

So I’m thinking about switching out antennas.
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Ddalder, have you had any issues with reception with the OEM XM antenna? This is where I’m having an issue. The Wifey and I went to a wedding Saturday for one of my GTO bretheren and as we’re driving down 290E, on a clear, sunny, 80* day, the damn thing cuts in an out with no apparent rhyme or reason saying “No Signal” on the display. WTF!!! I could understand if we’re under a bridge during a monsoon, but…

So I’m thinking about switching out antennas.
When I had the SIR-GM1 installed, I used the antenna that came with the package. When it was removed and the OEM XM components went in, I switched antennas. I've never had any problems though. Some people have used XM antennas with Sirius radios but they strongly recommend against it. There was some discussion that the technology is somewhat different. To begin with, the XM satellites are in a different location in orbit and the XM antenna is not correctly tuned for Sirius reception. I think quality will depend a lot on where you are.

With my SIR-GM1 Receiver, I placed the antenna in the back window as close to the back of the car as possible. I used a small piece of velcro to attach it to the carpeting. Never had any problems.
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Yea, that’* the way I had it when I had my Sportster R. I had the antenna tucked into the corner against the window on the rear shelf. I’d rather just swap roof antenna’* though if that’* an option.
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