My Kenwood Mod H2E Sirius Satellite Radio no longer gets a signal
Hi, When I turn on my three-year old Kenwood Model H2E Sirius Satellite radio you just see the word ''Sirius'' flash by on the screen and all you hear is a beep every six or seven seconds. I tried calling Sirius to do a reset and I tried turning the power on and off many times and I tried using a different antenna but nothing works. Can you help? If not, do you know any place in Southern California where they can fix it?
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Sirius is a satellite biased service , so it uses a satellite antenna , local stations how ever don't use that antenna and use a dipole antenna , are both type antenna's connected to your radio , lots of installers don't bother to connect local antenna to new radio installs , im mean you got Sirius why'd you want local stuff anyway is there thinking
Hi sasutton, SIRIUS-Ready radios are usually identified by the SIRIUS dog symbol appearing somewhere on the radio itself. A SIRIUS-Ready radio is a radio that may require the purchase of a SIRIUS tuner in order to be activated. Every 90 minutes if you do not interact with the player, player display a notice and play a small audible alert to ask if you're still listening to the player. If you're not, the player will shut down after five minutes of the message being up there. If you are there, all you have to do is click the button and you can continue listening. Sirius player do this so that we're not streaming to computers that have no listeners, to maintain optimum performance for active listeners. You are probably not sitting at your computer when this message pops open which is why you get interrupted. Good luck! And Thanks.
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.
The "hideaway tuner" is bad. On the antenna input board there is a cold solder joint and it looses it's ground. If it's out of warranty you can get a rebuilt tuner on Ebay for about 50.00 This has been a huge issue among sat radio users for the past three years. The rebuilt units are better than the new ones. Hope this helps
I had the same problem and I replaced my car antenna. That resulted in immediate signal improvement. But three months later, the same thing. So, another dot micro car antenna. Three months later, the signal went out again. The home kit worked perfectly. In my case, I bought a Sirius outdoor home antenna and replaced the standard indoor/outdoor antenna that came with the home kit. I took the home kit antenna and connected it to my S50 car kit and positioned the antenna on the front of the dash. No problems since then. Not one. Those dot antennas are horrible. I'd check that before getting a new radio.