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My sirius radio sportster works sometimes and others doesn't

Sometimes takes 15 minutes to come on and other times takes 1 hour or more all it says on dispay is aquiring signal. changed the antenna and tried the freezer idea nothing has worked, any thoughts or ideas are welcomed.

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Buy radio shack electronic contact cleaner (in a can) and spray a small amount on the male connector from the antenna wire, and spray a small amount on the male connector in the base of the Sportster that the sportster interfaces with. Place the antenna connector onto the base unit and remove it several times and swirl it while connected. Place the sportster into and remove it from the base several times. This usually will fix the issue. Sat signals are extremely sensitive to the slightest oxidation or dirt or whaterver on that tiny antenna connection point.

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