sirius radio

skybert

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Hey gang,

Just got a sirius radio for fathers day,wondering if anyone uses it the plane? If so do you plug it into a 28 volt system?

Thanks,
Bert
 

Wankel7

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Used to use XM in the plane...works great! I rigged up a 6AA battery pack to feed it. Lasted about 5 hours with the back light off.
 

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I use a Sirius Stiletto 100 in the airplane quite often. The internal antenna isn't quite good enough, but if you position it just right, it works out.
 

hesham1

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im told it only works in the states and not intl for those of you that might care
 

Way2Broke

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Ya I can't figure out how to power mine either. Use to just plug it into the cigar lighter in the piston planes. No cigar lighter anymore. It really helped the cruise time pass. I usually just put one ear piece in.
 

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why wouldn't it work international. it is a satelite radio, o ground bases, i used it all the time over canada and alaska. don't put it into the 28 volt sytem just use batteries.
 

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Has anybody tried the portable XM recievers/mp3 (Samsung helix or pioneer inno) players while flying? I'm thinking of getting one to listen to baseball games but I'm not sure how it will work.

Thank,
Sgt.
 

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I also use the Stiletto in the airplanes. The battery life could be longer even tho it comes with two. Like mtsu_av8er said you need to position the antenna just right to get the signal. I want to talk MX into installing some car docks for it in some of the planes. Can't wait till Sirius and XM merge so we can get Howard and Bubba through the Garmin units.
 

hesham1

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why wouldn't it work international. it is a satelite radio, o ground bases, i used it all the time over canada and alaska. don't put it into the 28 volt sytem just use batteries.

geosynchronous satellites that can only be received from the states, or north america i guess
 

Wankel7

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Cig adapter on my Roady2 could take 28V...check the adapters maybe they can take it?
 

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I use the Pioneer Inno in the plane every time I fly. The lithium battery lasts about 4.5 hours using xm and around 6 hours using only the mp3/recorded xm feature. You can buy extra batteries if your doing long legs. I usually lay it on the dash for a good signal. I even use it when flying as a passenger (wedge it between the shade and the window for a good signal). Pairs up nicely with the Bose QC2. Can't fly without it now.
 

Wankel7

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I use the Pioneer Inno in the plane every time I fly. The lithium battery lasts about 4.5 hours using xm and around 6 hours using only the mp3/recorded xm feature. You can buy extra batteries if your doing long legs. I usually lay it on the dash for a good signal. I even use it when flying as a passenger (wedge it between the shade and the window for a good signal). Pairs up nicely with the Bose QC2. Can't fly without it now.
LOL, why not?
 

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why wouldn't it work international. it is a satelite radio, o ground bases, i used it all the time over canada and alaska. don't put it into the 28 volt sytem just use batteries.
Sirius and XM cover North America (and parts of Mexico) only.
 
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