RE: [DMCForum] Sirius radio..
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RE: [DMCForum] Sirius radio..



Yeah every time I take the DeLorean across the border to smuggle Mexicans I
want to have my Sirius too lol.

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-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chris Almy
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 7:18 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Sirius radio..

Oops, looks like I was misinformed regarding Sirius. I knew that XM would
only cover N. America which is fine since I don't normally drive into
central and South America! I guess a lot has to due with the antenna,
receiver and wether or not they have local terrestrial rebroadcasting there.

Chris

At 06:49 PM 1/11/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>Historically Sirius has better coverage.  I suppose it is where in the
>country you are, but in NY and Fl, Sirius kicks XM's ass with coverage.
>Heck I have been down in a underground parking garage with only a tiny view
>of the exit and I was still getting signal.  Sirius has 3 in elliptical
>orbit while XM has 2 stationary ones.  Plus Sirius has theirs at higher
>orbit for better coverage.
>
>"The XM sats are geostationary and have focused antennas. As a result they
>are limited to the continental US with some stray signal to Canada and
>Mexico. I have read reports of success in Bermuda, but it seems the signal
>dies south of the Bahamas.
>
>Sirius, on the other hand, has three sats that orbit in a figure eight over
>south and north America. At least two are over the US at all times. Because
>they are moving, the antennas are not as focused in order to maintain a
>large coverage area. It looks like they are turned off only as they move
>south of the equator. The result is a much wider coverage area outside of
>north America. I have read of good signal reports from most of Mexico,
>Bermuda, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Panama, and even Hawaii! I have not read of
>any reports good or bad from the windwards. Going North there is good
>coverage well into Canada and Alaska."
>
><http://www.ssca.org/sscabb/index.php?action="">>http
://www.ssca.org/sscabb/index.php?action=""
>from a
>discussion on Sirius.
>
>It has some good info on the locations, basically about the Caribbean, but
>works for us here.


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