Which Sirius Radios have a wakeup timer?

Discussion in 'Sirius Radios' started by IdRatherBeSkiing, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    With the upcoming channel merge, and the most likely inability to have my XM radios made a part of a family plan on my Sirius account, I am looking for a way to eliminate my XM radios.

    Currently I have a clock radio which has an AUX in. I have my SL2 plugged in to it. However, I cannot program the clock radio to wake up to the AUX. I can only have it do a buzzer or FM. My Tao has a wakeup timer and I set it to come on at 7AM and my FM alarm at the same time so I wake up to XM.

    So I will probably need to get an FM transmitter. Is there a Sirius radio which has a wakeup timer? Ideally this radio would be inexpensive.

    I guess my backup plan would be to plug my SL2 to the FM trans and have it on all the time. But I figured I would explore all options.

    So does Sirius make such a radio?
  2. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    To wake up to my SL2, I simply tune channel 0 before going to bed, and I let it switch to my favorite channel in the morning (using a scheduled recoding).

    As channel 0 is silent, this works for me.
  3. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I simply dock my SL2 in my Solist which can now be purchased for about $40 or $50 bucks. I drift off to sleep listening in sleep mode for about 30 to 45 minutes, then it wakes me up to music at 6 AM every morning. It is the only way to fly short of using all these crazy work around which I hate.

    The cool thing is you can wake up to your SL100/SL2 or an iPod! It supports both!


    You'll also need this for the SL2, which can be purchased separately.


    Available at TSS-Radio
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Unfortunatly, I do my recordings overnight. I also usually have my SL2 on The Bridge with a sleep timer on the clock radio.

    Can it do scheduled recordings in it? I do my recordings overnight. Also does it charge the SL2 while docked?
  5. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    You can schedule one recording, but the process if very tidious. Just get an FM Tranmitter and be done with it. Keep it simple!

    I only record generally on Friday, Saturday and Sunday's. So I just home dock it as I don't have to get up early on those days. So the Soloist works perfectly for me.

    But for going to sleep with a sleep timer, doing one over night recording and then waking up to music the Soloist would work, but again setting that over night recording every night would be a pain in the ass.
  6. MM

    MM Administrator

    I recommend the Soloist. I don't use it to record, but the SQ is great and it looks cool.

    We have two in the house. The ability to use an iPod on it too is a plus.
  7. me_rubin

    me_rubin Member

    I bought and returned th soloist. It was Way to complicated to set up and be reliable for sleep timer and wake up alarm and furthermore the time is too small to read.

    For less than 20 bucks you can buy a clock radio that has a MP3 input that you can plug most radio's in. Leaving the sat radio on to your station, you let the clock radio be your sleep timer and wakup to mp3 input.

    I've had one, ( cost more than the 20 bucks) that I have been using since I went from S50 to Stiletto. The S50 did this feature all by itself.

  8. Blitz71

    Blitz71 Member

    I have a Sportster Replay and the boom box. I have it set to turn on every morning at 5:30.

    I also use my iHome alarm and my cell phone alarm. 3 alarms and I still sometimes over sleep.
  9. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    To complicated? Do you change the time that you get up everyday? Once I set mine up even if I go back to change it, it is just a matter of moving the time up or down, seems pretty simple to me. Then the sleep time is hitting a single button at the top by the display to change it from 90 mintues down in 10 minute increments. Also I have no problem reading the time on mine either, though admittedly it doesn't have 2 inch numbers like an alarm clock. The picture above makes it look pretty visible to me.

    Now with all that said, I think your solution is a good one. But I bet your clock radio doesn't sound nearly as good as the Soloist. Which at times when I am laying in bed playing on the computer, I listen too for a while. I want it to sound good in my bedroom. We all have different needs, wants and desires in the bedroom I suppose. hehehe :)
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    If it doesn't involve a sodering iron --- its too complicated for reuben. Perhaps in order to change the time he was trying to rework the circut board controlling the timer. :)
  11. me_rubin

    me_rubin Member


    But just call me mr fat fingers when it comes to setting the time. It seems that with that unit, it was always in the wrong mode or something when it came to setting the time or alarm. At this houshold, the alarm clock is changed Monday, Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Not to mention the SNOOZE alarm is hit at least 3 times... I gave it a few weeks as I remember. DAB is right that the sound is not as good. It is stereo just not BOOMing sound.
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  12. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I will probably do nothing. After my initial thought about saving money I realize that with only Sirius I would not have MLB which is still a big part of my satrad experience so I guess I am stuck for now. I like the simple clock radio idea the best. It is too bad my current clock radio does not do it as it is a fairly nice clock radio. Its one of those TIMEX XM alarm clocks (I won it at XMFAN). Good sound. I don't use the XM but it has the AUX in ... just can't wake up to it.

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