How many antennas have you gone through?

Vargas

Molon Labe!
Oct 16, 2008
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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???
 

HomieG

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Oct 13, 2008
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Believe it or not, zero antennas in four years. And one is a micro-dot!
 

jwt873

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Oct 12, 2008
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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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ClubSteeler

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Oct 16, 2008
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2+ years... No antennas broken yet.

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

HecticArt

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Oct 19, 2008
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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.
 

dawgstar50

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Feb 11, 2009
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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
 

DAB

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Oct 9, 2008
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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.
 

zepped

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Nov 2, 2008
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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.
 

GordyMac

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Jan 19, 2009
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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
 

dlnester

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Oct 15, 2008
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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.