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I have a Clarion Marine Sirus radio on my boat. The problem is that a "Invalid Channel" comes up each time you turn the power on . Its has worked fine for the past 3 years. I have tried getting a new signal from Sirus, I have disconnected the power from the back for up to an hour. Clarion has been no help. Sirus the same what do i do ?

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Where are you when you receive the reactivation from Sirius? They say it's best to do it in the wide open when you're not moving, and leaving it like that for a hour or so after they've said they sent you the signal. Apparently the process isn't exactly instant. Then power off and on.

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