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#21 OFFLINE   John Corn

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Posted 05 December 2002 - 03:27 PM

Has anyone heard when the Boom Box is going to be available?
Wasn't it December?
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#22 OFFLINE   sorahl

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 11:13 AM

What is involved in the installation of the car kit?
Is it simply mounting the antenna on the roof (how) and getting the wire inside?
Can I really put the antenna on the dash and have it work?
I dont' wnat to pay for installation if I don't have to, but I am not very good with doing that myself.
John
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#23 OFFLINE   Doug E

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 02:26 PM

John, I have both the home and car kits. Not wishing to do a "hard install" of the antenna, I tried just placing it in the very center and front of my dash board. It has worked perfectly! I drive a Honda Odyssey that forunately has a very large windshield and also quite deep, allowing a wide "look" at the satellites by the antenna. In my home, I placed the antenna on the inside of a windowsill, looking south (I live in northern California). I get a signal strength of 3 vertical lines (out of a possible 4).....perfect reception here too.
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#24 OFFLINE   sorahl

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 04:36 PM

I am pretty sure that I am going to go with the SkyFi and buy a home and a car kit. I'll try the dashboard approach with velcro or something to fasten it down.
The placement of the attenna in the house might be an issue. My family room has no southern view. will it come through the walls?

John
DirecTV HR21-100
DirecTV HR20-700 x2
DirecTV Tivo (Hughes SD40) 35 hrs (disconnected)
DirecTV Tivo (DirecTV R10) 70 hrs
DirecTV Tivo (Samsung SIR40) 35 hrs (disconnected)
XM SkyFi (disco'd) XM SkyFi2, BoomBox, PCR, Honda Unit, RoadyXT




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