Any Sirius XM Users Here?

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Bird-One's Comment
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Assuming there are probably a few. How does it work? What kind of setup is needed? I no nothing of it so any information on would be much appreciated. Thanks!

PackRat's Comment
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Some dash installed radios have it as an option, just needs to be activated. Mostly, just but the boxed setup online or at a truck stop. Bolt the antenna to the mirror frame, or to an extetnal bracket. Similar to a cb setup. Most channels are standard, others are premium for more $. Service I think is for a 6 month subscription. I don't drive without it.

Bill F.'s Comment
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What's not to like. Commercial free, works in mountains, pick your music genre.

Jamie's Comment
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I use Spotify personally, it's bonus since my wife is in University we get Hulu and Spotify premium for $5. rofl-1.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Not commercial-free, only some stations, mostly the music channels.

Bird-One's Comment
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Well that about covers that. I don't think my radio will cover it, but guess I'll find out. I believe they sell the antenna, and radio tablet in a set for 70 dollars. Thanks PackRat you are just a Pandora's box of knowledge.

Bird-One's Comment
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Haha that is a bonus Jamie. Well looks like the general consensus is get one. Hopefully this antenna is easier than the CB nonsense I went through.

PackRat's Comment
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If the dash radio installed now is already equipped, there should be a setting for "SAT Radio" on it when you scroll through it's options--AM, FM , CD, etc. It could also have an external button with the XM Radio logo on it. If not, you'll need the "starter kit". You may find it cheaper online. Don't forget to use those bonus points on your rewards card if you pick it up at a truck stop chain. Wealth of knowledge? Not! Except American Military History and Poli Sci.


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Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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A bonus with Sirius XM is if you swap trucks or buy a new receiver you can transfer the subscription. The subscription I got was about $80 and has the sports, NASCAR and Roaddog Radio channels plus all the music channels.

Sad thing is the stock Sirius XM receiver in the 2016 Peterbilt 579 sucks. Always loose signal in the mountains and I'm in the mountain regions alot.

And thanks PackRat, was wondering about the antenna on the store bought receiver.


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Susan D. 's Comment
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You can pay a SiriusXM subscription either by the month or by the year. Maybe 3 or 6 month options are available.. I really don't know as I pay mine by the year.

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