What's the difference between Sirius and XM Radio?

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  1. MrMustard

    MrMustard Road Train Member

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    I have never been in an area where XM doesn't work. I even have the crappy antenna that came with the radio.
     
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  3. end of the road

    end of the road Heavy Load Member

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    It is problematic where I live. Signal fades all the time. This is what I was told about the satellites but it could have been ########.
     
  4. V8-MACK

    V8-MACK Light Load Member

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    I,m looking to get a satellite radio, for the truck. Who has the best deal ? best buy anygood And what player is good. And which co. has 70,s 80,s old country,and new wave 80,s and a good trucking channell- info for o/o thanks
     
  5. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    You use an external antenna? The satellites are around the equator, so the farther north you go the more towards the horizontal the line of sight is. Satellites only put out about 5 watts.

    Here is a site you can track them from.

    http://www.n2yo.com/?s=35752|29601|28874|28474|23953|22877|20830

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  6. KRAKAJACKJONSON

    KRAKAJACKJONSON Medium Load Member

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    From what I understand aren't they both supposed to merger pretty soon and be one ?
     
  7. end of the road

    end of the road Heavy Load Member

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    I am up around the 51st parallel
     
  8. AXE

    AXE Road Train Member

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    They merged a few years ago.:yes2557:
     
  9. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    I listened to xm all the way to Alaska.

    I also listened to yellowknife.
     
  10. Tanker Hauler

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    They both have the same coverage areas.
     
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