How many antennas have you gone through?

Discussion in 'Sirius Radios' started by Vargas, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    I've been a Siriu subsciber since September of 05 and have gone through at least 5 or 6 antennas.

    The latest of which just konked out on me two days ago and I have NO replacement.

    I know that nothing is perfect but this is just ridiculous.

    How many have you gone through???
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Two antennas in 4+ years.
  3. MM

    MM Administrator

    I believe this is when I am as well.
  4. HomieG

    HomieG Member

    Believe it or not, zero antennas in four years. And one is a micro-dot!
  5. down4six

    down4six Well-Known Member

    I've had one only one antenna die between the three setups in a year and a half, knock on wood....
  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I have lost 1 XM antenna due to crimping and tension on the wire going through the door.
  7. jwt873

    jwt873 Member

    The antenna in my truck and my home antenna have been going strong for six years now.. (I subscribed to Sirius in Feb/03).. The micro-dot antenna in my car has been working for 2 years.

    I've never had an antenna fail.. (Knock on wood :) )
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  8. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Member

    2+ years... No antennas broken yet.

    Although I only use the microdot on road trips, a handful of times a year.
  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I think I'm at 3 years, and also knocking on wood, haven't had to replace any yet.

    I have a good external antenna on the outside of my house, a window sill antenna at work, and a dot on my trunk lid. I always move it into the trunk when I go through the car-wash.
  10. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    2nd antenna after 3 years.
  11. dawgstar50

    dawgstar50 New Member

    Is it my antenna?

    First time poster here. I've been having a very hard time holding a signal on my S50 all winter. I was thinking maybe I was just in a bad position to be picking up the satellite or the radio itself was taking a crap. I'm using the dot, so you guy's have me thinking it's the antenna. I'll try a new one to check. There's to much going on now that isn't on the regular airwaves. Thanks
  12. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    In my over 9 years as a subscriber using Sirius and XM for a long time in both my personal and company car. I've probably gone through 5 or 6 antennas. These were installed properly where they were not be crimped, but the reception would get worse and worse to the point I'd just replace them. The reception would return to normal for a long while, but would eventually get worse over time.

    I will say this, I've had much better luck with XM antenna's than Sirius ones. Out of those 5 or 6 that I've replaced only one was an XM antenna.
  13. zepped

    zepped Member

    In about three years I've gone through at least six. I had a weird setup that caused me to move the receiver and accompanying antennae numerous times a day and the wear and tear just ripped them apart. I even bought insurance on the antennae through Circuit City and saved some bucks because I was eating them up quickly.

    I've had a more permanent set-up for the last year and happily still have my original antennae from when the new set-up was installed.
  14. cldoobie

    cldoobie Member

    Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself here but I'm still on the original antenna after two years.
  15. Sirius Rich

    Sirius Rich Well-Known Member

    No antenna problems and I have a lot of radios.
  16. AZJoe

    AZJoe Member

    7 years (10 units) replaced 3 antennas.
  17. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Never had one fail on me, out of the three radios I've owned. But I have about 3 spare ones that came with boomboxes. So I just randomly use a different one.
  18. GordyMac

    GordyMac Member

    I've went through several radios (just upgrading and whatnot by choice) but only ever had to replace 1 antenna on its own.. have 3 active radios too.. a big part of it is moving the antenna from car to car
  19. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I am on my second antenna in 4 + years.
  20. dlnester

    dlnester Active Member

    I signed up for Sirius Dec. 26, 2004 and I've gone through 2 antennas on my car. None of them are dot micros. The first one didn't fail, but it was getting water inside it so I elected to change it then instead of waiting for a failure. I think I have 2-3 dot micros in the package in the closet waiting.

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