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Signal Fading In and out

For some reason my Signal continues to fade in and out with my sirius radio. I have gotten a new antenna and that did not fix the problem. Does not matter if it is clear sky or very clouded it is always fading in and out about every 3 seconds making the radio go in and out. I have tried moving the antenna all around the top of the car and still does not seem to work. Does anyone know what else there is I can try?

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  • krazy_andy71 Dec 25, 2008

    United States
    Xact
    That I am not sure of. I know when I first had it activated about 4 years ago it worked fine. I eventually quit listening and had it deactivated. About 3 months ago my dad started using it and had it re-activated and it worked fine in his car. We moved it to mine and now the signal keeps fading.
    There is not anything on top of the car.
    There are only a few trees around. But the problem still happens while going down the interstate or while I am in a huge open field.



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    First of all are you in the United States or Canada?



    Whats the model number of the unit?



    Are you pointed at an Easterly direction when setting it up?



    Is there anything on top of the vehicle that could be blocking the signal such as a bike or ski rack?



    Are you in an area with a lot of tall trees or buildings?

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Most of the Xact models use the standard Sirius antenna. Unfortunately Xact no longer supports satellite radios. You can get a replacement antenna from any Sirius dealer and see if that works. Sounds like the antenna wiring might be broken or shorted out.

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