Question about Sirius Satellite Radio S50-TK1 Satellite Radio Receiver with Car Kit

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Sirus radio the signal on my sirius radio fads in and out. sometimes it is aquiring signal but most of the time it quits playing but the screen shows the song and artist. it quits for 5 minutes or 5 seconds. I'll be sitting at a stop light and it will quit. other people in my area have no trouble and I have not had trouble in the 3 years I've had the radio. I have an S50 radio, and it goes in and out, no matter the channel or FM frequency that I tune the radio to. Only thing left to replace is the radio ,but hate to do that unless it is a radio problem, I am in Albuquerque NM and radio worked great for about1 yr... tks

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    Same problem try getting a new docking station should be free from Sirius

  • mdog_27 Feb 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. The issue has come and gone but recently the S50 does not work in my car for extended periods of time. The S50 does work more regularly on the home docking station.

    Please help.

  • technique550 Aug 26, 2008

    Ive been through three new antennas two different s50 receivers two car kits two home kits one day reception is fine next day its off for two seconds on for two good grief ive tried it all antennas on the roof on the trunk on the dash gosh this is so ridiculous I love it when it works but hate it all the rest of the time I think Directed electronics should have a recall and give us customers a new improved functioning unit in return I will hold my breath... t550

  • K_furillo Feb 13, 2009

    Mine does the same thing and goes in and out...drives me crazy. i have tried everything. they said I should buy another radio--tech support. I spent a hour on the phone with them and they didn't help at all!! i am so fustrated with it...I have the home bombox and hate to spend all that money again!!



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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.

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