HAVING TO USE ANTENNA AIM FOR 2 HOURS TO GET SIGNAL.
ACTUALLY MULTIPLE PROBLEMS WITH THIS THING. fm modulator, USELESS. hours to locate signal using antenna aim, and then cant hold it. I only have to turn it on forty to sixty times to get bit to start. and this is my SECOND ONE. bought to replace my old one with the same exact problems.
now, i have two home cradles and a car cradle. 3 diff. antennas and 3 power plugs. the radio reacts the same w any combination of these items. the antenna is in clear view of the sky.
oh, this all started right before the merger if that has anything to do w it.
my question, WTF?
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I use a wired fm modulator that the fm antenna passes through. When the sirius radio is on it blocks the regular fm signal preventing local signals from interferring. Do a search for wired fm modulator and you should find one. Mine actually fit inside the dash on my pickup.
Do you get audio out of the stereo jack? Do you have the proper antenna with TWO leads for TERR and SAT ? It could also be as simple as your antenna alignment not being to the SW, or you could have had a local repeater get shutdown. Also, this radio is several years old (designed in 2001) and could be 'shot' already from heat damage as these get really hot. I would try the radio in the car with a car antenna perched on the roof and see if it works; if it does, then it's your antenna alignment. Good luck my friend and report back please.
Same problem on my CX-7. I've had antenna replaced one so far. It takes about 30 minutes in the cold (usually on at night on my commute home) to get signal. I agree, during the summer months, everything works fine.
Sirius does not stand behind their products, There is no out of warranty repair for their radios, and they do not offer sites for repair. Seems like this is a definite problem with this model. Their solution is to buy a new radio,(with all the new-docking,boombox etc) accessories. also they charge $75.00 to change to the new radio.I liked my sportster 1 because of the FM modulator. It just had to be centrally located and all the radios in my home picked it up(no docking) the new radios require $50.00 docking stations for each stereo location and radio location, unless you bring a boombox everywhere, and the sound isn't the same. I feel there should be a class action lawsuit against Sirius for these reasons and I might look into it. What do all you think?
Try playing the Roady 2 through a fm radio with the audio jack(middle connection) disconnected and the FM Frequency & Fm Radio set to the same station. At least this will tell if the receiver is working. I suspect that you got an aftermarket audiojack for your stereo. Might want to check that. Go back to the manual FM Modulation setup instructions. Any FM receiver will work. Good Luck
Lately I have been loosing the signal constantly in the house. I've tried different stations to see if it would be any better and it's not. I called xm and they refreshed my signal but it didn't do ant good. It's really annoying to constantly have the signal fade. Everything is hooked up right. This is been going on for about 5 months and my neighbors complain about the same thing.