Where do I put an XM antenna?

The best location would be at the front center of the roof, just above the windshield as shown. If another antenna is already mounted in this location, mount the antenna a minimum of 3 inches away from the other antenna.

How can I boost my XM radio signal in my car?

Once you’re in front of your radio, follow instructions in the text message to complete the signal refresh. Text the word “Refresh” to 77917. Text the word “Refresh” to 77917 . We’ll send you a text with special link to start the refresh radio process.

What direction should my XM antenna face?

due south
For best signal reception you should aim the home antenna due south towards the SiriusXM satellites. Not sure which way is south? Think about where the sun rises (in the east) and sets (in the west). Then stand so that east is to your left and you’ll be facing south.

Does Sirius antenna have to be outside?

Registered. It will and can work inside the car, but the antenna was designed to be placed outside the vehicle and ideally mounted on the roof and with a five inch ground plane (metal) around it.

How do I aim my XM antenna?

For best signal reception you should aim the home antenna due south towards the SiriusXM satellites. Not sure which way is south? Think about where the sun rises (in the east) and sets (in the west). Then stand so that east is to your left and you’ll be facing south.

Does car antenna need to be grounded?

Your antenna mount needs to be properly grounded for your antenna to function correctly. Without a solid ground, you’re bound to get high SWR levels and extremely poor performance.

Can you add an antenna to a car?

Drilling a hole for a new antenna If your car has no existing antenna hole, you’ll need to drill one. Your first step is to note where other cars of the same model have their antennas. Once you’ve decided on the location and checked the clearance below the mounting surface, use a center punch to mark the location.

How do I get an XM radio signal?

SiriusXM. Please note that in order for your radio to receive our signal, it has to be turned on with the antenna facing skyward and tuned to channel 184 for Sirius radios, or channel 1 for XM or SiriusXM radios.

Why does my Sirius radio say no antenna?

Antenna Not Detected If there has been no detectable damage to your vehicle, antenna, or receiver, and you’re seeing this common error message, it probably just means that your Sirius XM radio needs to be reset. Simply turn it off, wait 10 – 30 seconds, and turn it back on again.

Where is the XM satellite located?

XM Radio uses two Boeing HS 702 satellites, appropriately nicknamed “Rock” and “Roll,” and two BSS 702 satellites it calls “Rhythm” and “Blues,” placed in parallel geostationary orbit, two at 85 degrees west longitude and the other two at 115 degrees west longitude.