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Old 04-17-2011, 08:57 AM   #1
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Sirius Satellite Radio

I am installing the sirius radio in my 2011 390BH Birkshire. Easy installation but haven't found a good way (that is not noticable) to route the antenna cable from roof to inside the RV.

Any Suggestions???

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Old 04-17-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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I have the same problem. Also, there is nothing up on the roof to which the magnet will stick! So, I just temporarily run it out the door and throw the satellite antenna up on the roof. works fine. The dood doesn't shut tight enough to harm the wire. Not elagant but it works.
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As for how to affix a magnet? Easy, get a piece of galvanized sheet metal and secure it to the roof with a big gob of Dicor lap seal. Will be there for ever. Now, as to getting the antenna on the roof? Where is the radio located. If it is a cabinet, you might be able to run the wire up along side a vent and mount it on the roof. Again dollops of lap seal should hold the wires in place to where the antenna is mounted.
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On my cars I just run the wire out a door about where the visor goes and it's been working for years.

On my house I just put the 'antenna' near a window facing south, or even west.

I have a second house kit that is for the TT and plan to just put it by a window. Used it the other night and it was sitting on top of the valance panel and worked well.

You could probably just vecro it on your dash in the center of the windshield and route the wire along the edge and get reception just fine.
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I also have Sirius and use the portable unit. The fix is incredibly simple. Put the antenna on the dash. That's what we do with ours and it works fine. We also ran a wire from the back of the radio to Aux input on the radio and we have Sirius every where we go.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:28 AM   #6
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WNYTAXMAN --- Thanks, how simple. Don't understand "...wire from back of the radio to Aux input on the radio and we have Sirius everywhere we go." I can fix most things but not electronics.
Thanks again, Jim
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WNYTAXMAN --- Thanks, how simple. Don't understand "...wire from back of the radio to Aux input on the radio and we have Sirius everywhere we go." I can fix most things but not electronics.
Thanks again, Jim
Many in-dash car stereo's have an 'aux' port, line-in if you prefer, on the back for plugging in an ipod or sat radio or whatever. then you choose it off the menu where you now choose am/fm/cd you'd have an 'aux' option.
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WNYTAXMAN --- Thanks, how simple. Don't understand "...wire from back of the radio to Aux input on the radio and we have Sirius everywhere we go." I can fix most things but not electronics.
Thanks again, Jim
JEM, I'm assuming you have a Berkshire or that your dash is set up similar to mine. There is a cover on the dash that is velcrowed on. Take the cover off and you'll see a port on the side of the radio for "aux" input. Attach your portable Sirius radio to the port and lay your antenna on the dash up next to the front of the windshield. Also there is a kit that will allow the dash radio to be set up for Sirius very easily. I think it's about $100 and you may have to call around. There is a special tool to remove the radio for the kit add on, but most auto stereo places should be able to make your in dash radio operational for satellite radio.
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