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Old 11-15-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Strange Object on my Roof - ???

Whilst cleaning my 5er at the weekend I decided to have a look on the roof and came across this little black box with a wire coming from it next to the rear toilet vent pipe. Does any body have any thoughts as to what it is and used for..thank you
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:20 AM   #2
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That's a satellite radio or GPS antenna.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the swift reply, would that be used for the Sirus radio which came fitted with the 5er, clearly doesn't work over here in the UK though
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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Well in my 5th wheel it is the XM satellite radio antenna. It is a standard mag mount car antenna that goes to the Concertone SkyFi removable XM receiver.

Since its a magnetic mount, it needs a metal plate that is screwed to the roof. All the goop is to cover the mounting screws.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:51 AM   #5
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That is a satellite antenna, they are generic and can be used for either XM or Sirius receivers.
I had thought I had read a few years back on a sirius forum that people in the UK could recieve a signal as well?
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:53 AM   #6
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Coupey are you for real????

I believe it says XM on it and it is for the satelite radio............

Puff puff pass..........
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:56 AM   #7
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Coupey are you for real????

I believe it says XM on it and it is for the satelite radio............

Puff puff pass..........
thanks for all your replies, since I am new to the 5er and sat radio I thought it best to ask, which I did and got the answer, thanks

as for trying the sat radio in the uk I will unbox it and try it on our next outing
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That is a satellite antenna, they are generic and can be used for either XM or Sirius receivers.
Really? I had no idea. When I switched from Sirius to XM in the car, I ran a new antenna lead. It looked like the connector was different, but to be truthful, I never tried to check.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:03 AM   #9
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One Question - 3 different answers

Can an XM Radio use a Sirius Antenna? | Ask MetaFilter

More research is obviously required.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:26 AM   #10
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Looks like there is a "physical" difference in the connectors.

Sirius
50-Foot Terk Antenna Extension w/ Amplifier - Enlarged View @ MyRadioStore

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50-Foot Terk Antenna Extension Cable - Enlarged View @ MyRadioStore

That is what I had remembered.
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