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Recent problems recieving XM in truck


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#1 OFFLINE   Loonytunes

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:12 AM

I purchased a new Chevy truck in August with an XM receiver as part of the in dash entertainment system. I have had no problems receiving XM signals until a few days ago.

Now it seems every time I pass under a bridge or any type of momentary overhead obstruction I get loss of signal for a second or two. When I first starting using XM in the truck I could get the signal even parked under my metal carport, now I get no signal at all.

Is anyone else having problems like I'm experiencing?

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#2 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:10 AM

Maybe you live near terrestrial repeaters that are not presently in operation for some reason.

I get about 7 dropouts on the way to work every morning because there are no terrestrial repeaters in my area.

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#3 OFFLINE   Loonytunes

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:26 AM

Update: XM tech support resolved the problem. They directed me to w w w.xmradio.com/refresh/index.xmc, and asked me to follow the directions. I now have excellent reception again!

#4 OFFLINE   Dolly

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:19 PM

Update: XM tech support resolved the problem. They directed me to w w w.xmradio.com/refresh/index.xmc, and asked me to follow the directions. I now have excellent reception again!

Glad you got things fixed. And I'm sorry I started to mention that to you, but I guess I got distracted and never made it back to this thread. DBSTalk is so large with so much information sometimes I think I go into mind overload here :lol: But some people might not think I have a mind to overload and they may be right :D

#5 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:50 AM

What does that do, download new firmware or something?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:18 AM

What does that do, download new firmware or something?

I think the Sat. sends down a new signal to "refresh" the radio. But not being a big tech person myself, I'm sure someone can give you a better answer.

#7 OFFLINE   Galaxie6411

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

I try and do that every 3 months or so. Usually the first sign you need to do it is the signal strength dropping when you are not near any obstructions. For some reason I can get a good signal in my garage in my truck and I have no towers anywhere near me, makes it easy when I need to update though.




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