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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2005, 11:32 pm Thread Starter
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XM to AK

Has anyone on here taken their XM (on bike) to AK? If so where did the sat. coverage end? or did it? I read online that in some parts of AK it works but its spotty.

Thankx in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2006, 7:26 pm
 
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XM, being based off Geostationary satellites (Rock, Roll, and Rhythm) won't cover Alaska unless you use a high gain type parabolic antenna. (A Yagi would work too, as would a Quadfilar Helix properly phased and tuned)

Yes, you can get signal, but it won't be of use to a mobile user using the little antenna.

Sirius uses inclined elliptical orbits with multiple satellites (They make a figure 8 ground track), and actually advertise their service for Canada, so you shouldn't have a problem with their service in the GWN.
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