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SIRUIUS SPORTSTER ANTENNA CANNOT BE FOUND - HAVE TRIED RELOCATING ON THE ROOF OF VEHICLE NUMEROUS TIMES, CHECK CONNECTION INTO THE CRADLE, DO I NEED A NEW ANTENNA?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    Same problem have purchased new antenna...still have problem

  • cbaxt Jun 19, 2008

    First got antenna not detected but would eventually work now am getting acquiring signal but never finds signal. I am on my second antenna for my car.Im afraid the sportster is just a piece of junk.


  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    For over two years the antenna on the car has received the signal very well. Suddenly in the past two to three weeks the screen just size no antenna detected or, now, "acquiring signal", but we don't get the signal. I checked the connections and all seem okay. HOw do we know whether to replace the antenna or whether it is something else? Thanks. Charlie

  • mike46717 Nov 25, 2008

    same problem -- my unit worked fine then stopped one day --- now there is the not detected antenna -- I bought a brand new antenna and its still doesnt work ---- how can the cradle be bad --- ?

  • jda2110 Dec 20, 2008

    I get all channels clearly, but screen shows 'antenna' and does not display the song name and artist anymore. Why?

  • D_Nice121212 Mar 17, 2009

    I've had Sirius for 5 years now and throughout all 5 years I have seen the following message, "Antenna Not Dectected", but the message showed on and off. Recently the message has turned into "Acquiring Signal" and will not go away...



    Has anyone received any assistance in this matter? Please provide an answer... Sirius is no help, Audiovox is far from helpful!

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I had the same problem before, it ended up being the dock.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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Satellite radio antennas do tend to fail sometimes. In the early days of Sirius/XM they were made a lot better, but now I've had problems with them a lot more frequently. If the antenna is plugged in securely and it still shows the 'antenna' error code, you most likely need to replace your antenna. It is possible that something else along the antenna signal path is causing your problem - Sometimes the antenna connections in the dock or the receiver itself can cause the issue, but most likely it is the antenna.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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