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Sirius Satellite Radio Antenna
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posted 06-01-2007 11:37 AM ET (US)
I have a 2006 320 Outrage Cuddy with a [satellite] radio factory installed. The dealer says I need an external antenna. Boston Whaler says it has a 30 inch lead already attached to the radio. Does it need an antenna or is it ready to go as is?
I have [satellite] radio in my cars and there is an antenna on top of the vehicles. I don't think 30 inches is enough. Does anyone have [their Boston Whaler factory installed Sirius radio] hooked up? With what antenna? It is a Clarion Radio that is [satellite] ready. Any help is appreciated, Thanks.
posted 06-01-2007 11:59 AM ET (US)
Your radio is Sirius ready. Now the question is: did it come from the factory with these items:
Look for one of these two types of antennas if you can't find one then you don't have the capability.
If you have these items then you would have had to activate the service just like you did in your cars.
posted 06-01-2007 12:01 PM ET (US)
I installed a Kenwood stereo on my boat that was Sirius ready.
A satellite tuner and satellite antenna was required to receive the satellite radio service.
The satellite antenna looks like this:
The satellite tuner looks like this- they didn't have the Kenwood pictured, so I am showing the Clarion:
Tuner just plugs into the stereo unit, satellite antenna plugs into the tuner.
The satellite antenna is a separate antenna from the am/fm antenna- the 30 inch lead they are talking about sounds like an am/fm antenna. I have seen stereo installations where there is a lead plugged into the AM/FM antenna jack, and the lead is just left coiled somewhere.
I installed a 4-foot AM/FM antenna on my T-top.
If you can get the model number off your radio, check out the Clarion website to see what is required to receive the Sirius signal.
posted 06-01-2007 01:38 PM ET (US)
I use the same antenna as the cars. I figure if it can survive on a car roof it can survive on the boat. If it doesn't I will just replace.
posted 06-01-2007 03:24 PM ET (US)
Thanks, all. I do need the tuner and antenna, now I have a weekend project
posted 06-01-2007 05:55 PM ET (US)
This will move to SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL.
posted 06-01-2007 07:34 PM ET (US)
This has been moved to SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL. In the future please use the SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL discussion for this topic.
posted 06-01-2007 08:43 PM ET (US)
yes you need tuner and antenna, some tuners come with antenna and generally cost $99 total -- plus you need a Sirius subscription
posted 06-04-2007 11:37 PM ET (US)
Sirius is sure the way to go!! Wonder what will change when XM and Sirius merge.
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