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deke40
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join:2003-01-23
Texas

XM Radio Signal

The last two days I have noticed a skip(loss of signal) every once in awhile on my auto installed XM radio.

Has anybody had a similiar problem?

It just lasts for a second then doesn't reapeat for awhile.

Haven't had a chance to check my wife's car to see if it has the same problem.



deke40
Premium
join:2003-01-23
Texas

I guess I am not alone in this problem.

»xmfan.com/viewtopic.php?t=99208



chucky5150
Divers do it Deeper

join:2001-11-03
New Iberia, LA
reply to deke40

I drove from one side of Texas and out the other with out any problems about a week or so ago. Well at least no problems that come to mind.



deke40
Premium
join:2003-01-23
Texas
reply to deke40

Mine quit the skipping about two days after my post.

Sounds like you went from Orange to El Paso. What a long drive but luckly they have the 80MPH speed limit the otherside of San Antonio.

I made a Angleton to Baton Rouge and back in a little under 10 hours Saturday morning to pick up a truck for a customer.
Be glad when they get the road from Beaumont to the state line finished.



chucky5150
Divers do it Deeper

join:2001-11-03
New Iberia, LA

said by deke40:

Sounds like you went from Orange to El Paso. What a long drive but luckly they have the 80MPH speed limit the otherside of San Antonio.
It was part of my drive out to Central Cali. 1750 miles just to get to Las Vegas.

I still have to drive back...

Thank God for XM radio
--
Member of the US Air Force since May 7th, 2002 To March 29th, 2005

"You sneak up behind yourself and remove your pants before you realize what's going on." KOL


deke40
Premium
join:2003-01-23
Texas
reply to deke40

What is great I can listen to my favorite stations anywhere. On my last trip to Colorado I only lost the signal a couple of times and that was when we had mountains on both sides of us.

The six discs on both cars are a waste as I haven't played a cd in quite awhile. I did burn all 153 cds to my Samsung P3 and now use it when we deliver a car without xm.

Haven't had the skipping problem but the one time.



deke40
Premium
join:2003-01-23
Texas
reply to deke40

I guess everybody is joing the "raise the price bandwagon".

This applies if you have two subscriptions.


Drex
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Not There
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reply to deke40

I noticed this problem recently. I have always hit certain spots where I lose signal, but this week there were some new spots. Of course I don't have a very good XM radio (free after MIR), so I lose signal going under an overpass.
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I gave up drinking and eating bad food. And in 14 days, I had lost 2 weeks.



chucky5150
Divers do it Deeper

join:2001-11-03
New Iberia, LA

said by Drex:

Of course I don't have a very good XM radio (free after MIR), so I lose signal going under an overpass.
Even the good radios do that. I would be nice if they could have built in some kind of buffer so things like that wouldn't happen as much.


Thespis
I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV.
Premium
join:2004-08-03
Keller, TX
reply to deke40

I've had two different radios that did the same thing. The first was a failure of the Delphi wired FM modulator. The XM antenna plugs into the modulator and there's another wire from there to the radio.
I started having the problem again a couple of weeks ago. I eliminated the modulator and still have the same problems in the same geographic locations.
Could the problem be XM shutting down "excess" terrestrial repeaters?