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Antenna I have the SkyFi3 and want to use it while riding my motorcycle. The problem is this: The antenna/headphone won't fit under my helmet. I can easily plug in my helmet headphone into the SkyFi3 to listen, but I still have to use the bulky antenna/headphone to get reception. What I need is an antenna that I can plug into the unit and maybe stick to the top of my helmet. The little square car antenna would be ideal, but the antenna port in the unit isn't the same size as the port on the docking station. Any ideas?

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Wear the antenna headphones around your neck and use ear buds. Works like a charm!

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