Sirius Satellite Radio Question

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Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I see a lot of trucks with the tall beacon looking antennas. Do they make that much of a difference over the one that comes with it? (The little square one)

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I see a lot of trucks with the tall beacon looking antennas. Do they make that much of a difference over the one that comes with it? (The little square one)

Are you talking about the square magnets? Yes, they are better than the square magnet antennas? At least, for me, they're better.

Dave

Scott O.'s Comment
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I see a lot of trucks with the tall beacon looking antennas. Do they make that much of a difference over the one that comes with it? (The little square one)

I've never had it but I think it works better then the one that sticks to the window

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I see a lot of trucks with the tall beacon looking antennas. Do they make that much of a difference over the one that comes with it? (The little square one)

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Are you talking about the square magnets? Yes, they are better than the square magnet antennas? At least, for me, they're better.

Dave

Guess I need to figure out a way to mount one to my Freightliner.

Josh S.'s Comment
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I think those beacon antennas are put on when the guys truck didn't come with an antenna and is probably designed to be used with the stand alone satellite radio unit

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Doug 's Comment
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If you have a smartphone, you can download the SiriusXM app for free and stream your subscription on your mobile device. No need for a receiver or antenna. I just plug my phone headphone port into the truck radio auxiliary port and it works great.

One less thing to mount or remove and re-install if you switch trucks.

Steve L.'s Comment
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If you have a smartphone, you can download the SiriusXM app for free and stream your subscription on your mobile device. No need for a receiver or antenna. I just plug my phone headphone port into the truck radio auxiliary port and it works great.

One less thing to mount or remove and re-install if you switch trucks.

Does this suck up large amounts of data usage time?

Doug 's Comment
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No, since there is no video stream it uses very little data.

Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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If you have a smartphone, you can download the SiriusXM app for free and stream your subscription on your mobile device. No need for a receiver or antenna. I just plug my phone headphone port into the truck radio auxiliary port and it works great.

One less thing to mount or remove and re-install if you switch trucks.

Using your cell phone is one option. And if you get All Access, you get a lot more channels than on an actual Sirius Radio. However, there is one big difference.

If you don't have cell phone coverage, you don't any music.

With Sirius Radio, you almost always have coverage. If it can see the sky, you have music.

Keep it safe out here, the life you save might be your own.

The Blue Angel.

Pat M.'s Comment
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The little one works just as good as the bigger one. Lotta hype with the sales of those antenna. The only reason that I have one was when I was jumping from truck to truck I would just run the cable through the window and the bosses kid pulled the door open and ripped the cable in half and that was the only antenna available and handy. Oh and I was on my way out for a week so doing without was out of the question for me.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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