Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Charles, Illinois
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I have a SkyFi2 that works on the boat via the FM connection (the cassette player is busted, so I have no choice) - with the FM antenna on the masthead. Have a Terk XM antenna on the stern rail that I connect to the car cradle that I just move onto the boat from the car - I use the same radio at home plugged into the home cradle. This doesn't make for a permanent installation on the boat, but it works just fine. Boat is in Racine, WI.
Also, the XM antenna's don't seem to work through glass. Helped a buddy install his home unit - he hung his antenna on the inside of a window - didn't work. We moved it 3 inches - outside the glass onto the window ledge, worked just fine.
I also notice that most of the "satellite ready" radios seem to be for Sirius - and not XM. So while I'd like a permanent radio on the boat, I don't want to invest in both, so I'm sitting tight until this supposed merger gets sorted out.