Satellite Radio On Cascadia

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B Y 's Comment
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I drive a 2015 FL Casacadia and want to add a satellite radio antenna. What is the best way to do it? The receiver came with a small puck style antenna that sticks to a surface and there are aftermarket antennas that mount to a traditional metal mirror frame. The Cascadia doesn't have that type of mirror frame. What is the best way to mount an antenna to get the best signal?

G-Town's Comment
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I drive a 2015 FL Casacadia and want to add a satellite radio antenna. What is the best way to do it? The receiver came with a small puck style antenna that sticks to a surface and there are aftermarket antennas that mount to a traditional metal mirror frame. The Cascadia doesn't have that type of mirror frame. What is the best way to mount an antenna to get the best signal?

On the passenger side door, above the window there is either a convex lens pointing down or two screws where that would ordinarily be mounted. You can buy a threaded 4" or 6" long post from a TS or through Amazon that replaces one of those screws, allowing you to mount the larger aftermarket antenna onto the post.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

C. S.'s Comment
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When I drove my freightliner I routed the antenna cord up through the sleeper cabinet and out the driver side upper bunk window, and set the antenna on the metal Qualcomm mount. Never had a problem receiving signal.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
G-Town's Comment
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When I drove my freightliner I routed the antenna cord up through the sleeper cabinet and out the driver side upper bunk window, and set the antenna on the metal Qualcomm mount. Never had a problem receiving signal.

I like that idea better...no outlay of cash.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Rob S.'s Comment
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I bought an aftermarket antenna. Tram is what's written on it. I used zip ties and hung it from the curtain high above the passenger seat. I get 3 bars of signal. It cuts out once in awhile but I didn't have to install hardware.

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