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Old 07-15-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
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Sirius antenna idea

I have a Kenwood Sirius tuner and I love it when I am getting good reception. I have the antenna mounted on the rear parcel shelf which others have claimed to have no problems with but my reception is not consistent even when traveling the exact same roads everyday (and the weather is the exact same here, clear and sunny 6 months of the year).

I would gladly mount the antenna where my unused cell antenna is if it was not so damn big and ugly. I am curious if anyone has ever 'gutted' their antenna and if it might be possible to 'stuff' those 'guts' inside a shark fin. Is the shark fin even hollow? I suppose I could carve it out, get it painted, and have better reception with a decent appearance.

Any thoughts?
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:42 PM   #2
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Looks like you've got a tint on your windows. That might cause some problems. Which Kenwood tuner did you get?
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Old 07-17-2003, 11:14 PM   #3
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I have wondered if the tint could cause problems. I do not think it is a metalic tint. Do you know how to tell if it is?

I have the SR901 tuner. I am not sure if the new SR902 is any better quaility other than having a port to allow the use of the controller/display directly instead of requiring the FM modulator (which I don't use anyways).
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:10 PM   #4
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Hmm.. I have no idea on how to tell if its metallic or not. I guess if its a non-factory tint, you might be able to give your installer a call.
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