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SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question. I have a JVC KD-X320BTS car dash radio that is marked SiriusXM ready. If I add a SiriusXM SXV300v1 receiver and a Audiovox Sirius SIRMARINE Marine Mount Antenna am I good to go. Or am I missing something?

Is there any point in buying the Garmin antenna unit at 10 times the price?

I know I need a Sirius subscription to activate the service.

C'mon you tech guys, help out a satellite radio numpty.
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Re: SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

If you are just looking to get XM radio I think you just need the Sirius XM tuner.
The Garmin antenna unit is for the XMradio Marine weather service, which also has a hefty subscription price.
I installed a SiriusXM Satellite Radio XEZ1V1 ($35, plugged into aux jack on my stereo) last week and have the small antenna temporarily taped under the fiberglass deck waiting for a shot of adhesive. Didn't want to drill unnecessary holes and it works fine. Just make sure you point the correct side to the sky, activate the radio and you are good to go.
If you want the weather service, sorry, I can't help.
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Re: SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

I don't want the weather stuff it is an extra $400 a year and does not cover my area.
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Re: SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

I also use the little cheap ($30 - $40) receiver, powered by a USB to 12 volt adapter, and plug it into the aux input of my radio/cd player, and use the cheap antenna that came with it.

It was much cheaper than getting the add on to my car radio. Also I can easily move it from car, home ,or boat.

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SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question. I have a JVC KD-X320BTS car dash radio that is marked SiriusXM ready. If I add a SiriusXM SXV300v1 receiver and a Audiovox Sirius SIRMARINE Marine Mount Antenna am I good to go. Or am I missing something?

Is there any point in buying the Garmin antenna unit at 10 times the price?

I know I need a Sirius subscription to activate the service.

C'mon you tech guys, help out a satellite radio numpty.
I believe Sirus ready indicates that the radio will control a Sirus tuner. There may be a harness between the radio and the tuner. Shakespeare makes a couple of nice low profile marine satellite antennas. I have a Sirus set up but it is controlled by the tuner nor the radio and is only connected with an auxiliary plug.
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Re: SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

I used a "home dock" and home antenna, and mounted it on the stern of my Capri 25.. worked like a charm. I can't recall it ever being blocked by anything... once maybe when I was heeling 30+ degrees

I had a cigarette 12V outlet next to my dock for XM, but the whole thing worked quite well. So my suggestion is an available open spot on the stern somewhere for the antenna, I got the flip up outdoor antenna, and mounted it farther out on the stern than anything else.

Your JVC receiver looks exactly like my new one, I gotta look and see if mine has the sirius control option.

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Re: SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

if your A/V receiver or audio system says Sirius- or XM-Ready, it simply means that it's capable of giving you a seamless, fully integrated satellite radio experience. You'll likely just have to add a compatible tuner to your A/V receiver or audio system. Once you've got that, you'll be able to use the remote from your A/V receiver to search and navigate SiriusXM right on your stereo screen or TV. You'll also have to call us (at 1-866-635-2349) That is all i know

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