XM antenna on dash?

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  1. gkmissingca

    gkmissingca Light Load Member

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    I work for CTI and change trucks like I change my socks. I have my XM radio connected to a bluetooth transmitter which can connect to the truck.

    Would the antenna work through the windshield?
     
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  3. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I use my XM on my phone thru the app. Run the Bluetooth or USB to the deck. No antenna needed.
     
  4. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    It will work on the dash when you are pointed the right direction. Otherwise, when the cab is blocking the signal it drops off fast.
     
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  5. solitary_con

    solitary_con Light Load Member

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    Depends on the area of the country you're in. Down south its works more time than not, Up north, it's going to be very intermittent.
     
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  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I got better satellite reception with my Sirius antenna sitting on the dash than my Chevy or Ford ever got with the factory satellite radio. Never hurts to try. I'm sure it'd work alright.
     
  7. Highroller58

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    Mine didn't work too well on the dash mounted on the outside works much better
     
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  8. Brucesmith

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    If you are slip seating just use electrical tape to attach the puck to your mirror arm Easy to remove and cheap! Works almost as good as a stick antenna
     
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