When I turn the radio on I have full reception everytime. Almost 2min exactly everytime after turning on the unit the no antenna detected comes on the screen. I've double checked all connections and the aiming. When I turn it on all is well. Then it just stops and never comes back.
I had the same problem and had to return the antenna to radio shack to get a replacement. the guy said that the antenna had a crack in it from the cold weather or water got into the antenna and that is why it malfunctioned.
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your antenna connection inside the unit is broken on the circuit board,i had one of these and repaired it numerous times by taking the unit apart and resoldering the connection at the board,also their antennas don't last long as far as the antenna plug end is concerned
They make a special antenna that mounts on the the mirror mount for the big rigs. You need a big antenna, as the regular one isn't going to work very well on a big rig. Many full service truck stop stores have the big rig antennas. Try that first. You might have better luck with XM than Sirius too,
You begin by setting up your existing (((XM)))
antenna the one that came in your home kit (not included in repeater package) in a location that gets good
reception of the (((XM))) signal. This may be outside, or on a south facing
window sill. This antenna gets plugged into the rear of the Delphi (((XM)))
Radio Signal Repeater Transmitter. A power jack is right next to the
antenna connection, and should be plugged in and to the wall with the
included power supply. There is also a "PWR OUT" selector switch on the
rear of the unit which allows you to control the strength of the signal
transmitted from the unit.
Once the power and antenna are attached, both
blue indicator lights will light up on the face of the unit. The blue antenna indicator will light up only to signify that
the antenna is attached correctly. It does not let you know whether
your antenna is in a location receiving a good (((XM))) signal or not. You
will have to look at the signal strength indicator on your (((XM))) radio receiver do
determine best location for the (((XM))) antenna.
Once you have this setup, place the Repeater
Antenna close to your existing (((XM))) Radio and plug it into your antenna
jack on the (((XM))) radio cradle. This connector is identical to your
(((XM))) Home Antenna provided with all Boom boxes and (((XM))) home receivers and
kits so compatibility is guaranteed. The Repeater Receiver Antenna does
not require any separate power connections.
Hope this helps! SATELLITE RADIO WAREHOUSE
If you have the magnetic antenna, check it for a little nick on the cable on the outside of the car where water might get in to it. A little water can short the ground and the antenna wire. You also can wash (with lots of water around where the antenna cable is) and see if it happens again, then you will know it not just the weather
My experience with the XM2Go is that it never really works well on the portable antenna -- in my case not a complete failure, but that might be because I am in an urban area there are ground transmitters in addition to satellite reception. But any movement disrupts the signal Here's the solution - record some music on myxm (up to 5 hours) while docked, and play that music when not docked to an antenna.
Even with the antenna looking like it is in good shape, it still may be the problem here. Physical damage may not be present, but there could be electrical damage (power surge) or corrosion on the antenna if it is in a moist environment. A quick trip to a local stereo shop can confirm this as new antenna can be plugged in to the unit to test. Also, the problem is more evident when the antenna is mounted inside the vehicle. For best reception, it is recommended that the antenna be mounted to the exterior of the vehicle and have a clear view of the sky. Make sure that there is plenty of metal underneath the antenna and you should be fine.
While in the truck, make sure the antenna is on the outside of the truck. It has magnet so it is easy to stick to the roof.
Do not know what to say about the home antenna, mine is not working right now.