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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Satellite Radio and Booster Antenna Installed??

Question; For those of you that installed a satellite radio - did you use the or rather hook up the FM Extender Antenna that came with the vehicle kit; it goes as close to the rear bike antenna as possible?? and plugs into the back of the docking station.
What do you think - does it make any difference???
Thanks - just installing it now.
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I used the regular antenna and ran it to the back of the passenger seat. I cut a small piece of Velcro and attached it that way. it sits right in the center at the back. works great

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I don't use the antenna extender but I do have the satellite radio plugged into the AUX plug. Much better than running it through the FM.
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Nope, I have the Hockey puck that goes to the Zumo 550 on mine. Purchased a bracket that mount right to the handle bar for both.

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Thanks Guys -- Two additional questions for;

Jolivito -- your talking about the antenna that came with the car kit I assume, mounting it to just behind the seat back -- that's what I thought I'd do -- glad to hear that works.

bpd221 -- by using the aux plug I heard that the volume can be really reduced compared to using the FM radio -- you find that???


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Many XM radios have an line output adjuster. I adjusted my Roady XT until the output from the aux matched up pretty closely with the FM levels.

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Thanks Slowdog -- probably find that in the menu of the radio???
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Thanks Guys -- Two additional questions for;

Jolivito -- your talking about the antenna that came with the car kit I assume, mounting it to just behind the seat back -- that's what I thought I'd do -- glad to hear that works.

bpd221 -- by using the aux plug I heard that the volume can be really reduced compared to using the FM radio -- you find that???


Thanks Again ... Paul
No, I find it the other way around, it is louder with the plug. Plus no FM interference.
either way it is great to not HAVE to change or look for stations for miles and miles.
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Excellent Thanks bpd221 that sounds like the way to go - my cig. lighter connector should arrive today, the rest is here and I'll have it up and running by the end of the day -- looking forward to - as you said -- miles and miles of tunes!!
Thanks everyone for your ideas and advise!!!
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yep works like a charm.. although that fancy cone ant. looks cool
also I got that complete setup http://www.electricalconnection.com/...18-ipod-hb.htm
I have a inno so I don't have to worry about an fm modulator, it's built into the radio. sound is great, I gave My wife the remote so every now and then she'll switch channels from the back seat. good luck
here's the right web page... sorry...
http://www.electricalconnection.com/audio/03122.htm

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