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Old 04-27-2008, 10:52 PM
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Sat radio dropping signal

Anyone else have problems lately with the sat signal lost,out in the open with nothing to block the signal?
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Originally Posted by zakklp View Post
Anyone else have problems lately with the sat signal lost,out in the open with nothing to block the signal?
heh...i thought i was the only one. just started happening mid last week...and whenever i go underneath an overpass...it takes a bit longer to reacquire the signal than previous weeks.
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Originally Posted by zakklp View Post
Anyone else have problems lately with the sat signal lost,out in the open with nothing to block the signal?
Yep, very intermittent for the last few days. Wonder what's up? Maybe there was some type of atmospheric event?
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I have the same problem. Also, the sounds quality of the Sat radio is really bad...the regular FM radio sounds better. Anyone else notice this???
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Sound quality has been consistent for me, but I do notice signal gets dropped in the open quite often the last 2 weeks.
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I noticed dropped signals a couple of times yesterday. In one instance, I was just under a tree waiting for the lights to go green. Go figure.
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It seems like the drops are on certain stations only. Noted it most on Gold Hits.
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Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
It seems like the drops are on certain stations only. Noted it most on Gold Hits.
I don't know about that. Every station I listen to (Reggae, Blues, Radio Disney ) has been dropping out.
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Been happening to me as well. Out in the open. Judging by everyone's location, it doesn't appear to be a regional thing.
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Must be something with the satellites. It worked great all winter.
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I have the same problem in New York.

I contacted Sirius this afternoon,twice and they said I should take the car to Benz. I have had the auto for 6 months with no problem. This problem of dropped signal has been happening more often the past week or so. I also see the problem with the oldies station. I also have a problem with phone calls. I can receive calls and the clarity is perfect but people say my voice breaks up at times and I have to repeat myself. Has anyone else seen this problem? I live on Long Island and not in the wilderness. Other people might want to call Sirius because I really think the problem is on their end but they are not admitting it or just don't have a clue.
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I've experienced the drop of signal in both my new R and new C. I'm really disappointed with sat radio and glad I'm not paying for it. I won't be purchasing it when my free six months are up. Everything from poor sound quality (sounds like mono am on occation) to losing the signal (happened a few times but now more frequently). Not to mention their claim of being commercial free is false, I have to listen to them advertise who's guest hosting on another channel and that I should go online and sign up for contests ect. ect.
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I noticed that once the leaves start growing around by me the signal tends to drop more than in the winter
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I noticed that once the leaves start growing around by me the signal tends to drop more than in the winter
Yup. You need clear LOS (Line of Sight) to the satellites. I've had Sat radio since 2002 and every summer when the trees come out I experience more drop outs if you are not near a teresterial repeater (usually in metro areas like Cleveland and Columbus).
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This sat radio really sucks!
I take back roads of Ontario (between Cambridge & Mississauga) to work and in the mornings 90-95% of the way there is no signal (approx 40 min ride), but on my way back on the same roads in the afternoon it never drops out.
So, I'm thinking that I don't have an issue with the hardware on the car, its something with the service.
I will not buy subscription after freebie expires.
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I thought it was just me too.
Dropped signals started occuring about 2 weeks ago. The signal will drop out for a couple seconds at least every 15 minutes. And this happens on a clear open road.

I think it must be a problem with Sirius' statellites, not our cars.
We should complain to Sirius so they know this is happening.
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