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Old 07-30-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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XM Satellite Radio Antenna

Our 2008 Airstream came with a Sony radio that is XM Satellite ready.
I would like to install a permanent XM antenna on the roof. Has anyone done this? If so, what antenna did you use and where did you purchase it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:27 PM   #2
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My Interstate came with an XM antenna already installed, so I can't help you on that. But as for what antenna to get, I'd say go straight to the source…
Antennas - Shop - SiriusXM Radio
They have reconditioned antennas that aren't too expensive.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
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You should be able to get one directly from Sirius/Xm. Have you tried that? Have the model number of your head unit in hand when you call. We've been subscribers for years and love it. One big negative....their customer support/tech support is ALL offshore now. Drives me nuts. Caveat Emptor

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I ordered mine from West Marine made by Shakespeare. I believe you will also need a SirusXM vehicle tuner for compatible ready radios.
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You might also check with these guys: C. Crane Wireless FM Transmitter FM2. CCrane is a great company.

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XM Satellite Radio Antenna

I have a marine antenna on mine. Will check and be back with the data.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/raymar...j2BhoCb6bw_wcB

This is mounted near the front by the factory. Here is a photo, and you will see a small gray projection in front of the antenna which is a lexan branch protector....keeps things from tearing antenna off roof.
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Thanks for the info.

I will follow-up on the leads you have given.

Ms Tommie Lauer - I couldn't get the flic link to open.

I would like to see the photo.
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Both links work for me. Send me a PM and I will email you more info.


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I retrofitted a Sirius in my Airstream. I had to get a new radio as there was no internal tuner available for the radio I had. Any automotive radio will fit and they are easy to install. Pick one that has a Sirius tuner option.
My radio sits in the streetside forward overhead cabinet. The antenna is a regular vehicle outdoor one from Sirius. I drilled a hole in the aluminum skin right above the radio and sealed it with silicone. I wanted to rig the wire through the window frame to avoid drilling but that wasn't feasible. Cost for parts was about $500.
We camp where there is no tv signal available and Sirius radio is nice to have.
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