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My stiletto does not get a signal. It comes in for up to 10 seconds at a time and then nothing, searching. I walked to the top of San Bruno Mountain overlooking San Francisco with no improvement in reception although I could see all that way to the Farralones to the West and Mt. Diablo to the East. Today I walked to the bay where the sky was clear and clean. Same problem.

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Does it get a solid signal when its in a docking station? Its likely that the internal antenna on the unit is disconnected. Antenna headphones would correct the issue, though they are not very durable at all. I know that our repair guy is able to fix the internal antenna, but I would ensure that is the issue first. Try plugging it into a home dock, car kit, or boombox to see if it works through one of those antennas.

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Customers without WiFi access may update using My Sirius Studio™ running on a PC
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the product manuals. You can also reach the dedicated Stiletto Technical Support Team
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